Archives for March 2013

Jayme and Stacia are a couple of local bloggers here in Toledo, Ohio.  Jayme writes at The Random Blogette and Stacia at Free to Be Stacia Lee.  Together, they also head up the Midwest Blogger Meetup, taking place in September 2013.  (Oh yeah, and Jayme is also my cousin, so yes…you’ve seen her before!)  Recently, the girls came to me because they needed some headshots.  Here is the result.  *Warning, results not typical. These girls are awesome and awesomely good looking. Plus…they were totally working it for the camera that day!  Ha!  🙂

What?  I had to do something to downplay their collective beauty and make them look more…regular. LOL!

I met Isabel and Leonard last year and was thrilled when mom called me to schedule another photo session to celebrate their 2013 birthdays!  Isabel is 3 and Leonard is 1.  These two had a blast in the studio sitting climbing playing on the furniture and hamming it up for the camera.  Oh, and Isabel just loves our little dog, Indy, so bribery didn’t come in the form of sugar for once.  (But Leonard? Wanted absolutely nothing to do with a dog, so that made the bribery a little…interesting…one gets to play, the other is shielded…ah well.  It worked out okay I think!)  Here is a quick little peek at their birthday session!

And a short video, too!

These two faces will be familiar to many of my followers, I’m sure!  Logan and Devin are brothers who are growing up way, way, WAY too fast!  I mean, just yesterday Logan was scooting (not crawling…LOL!) and Devin was a baby…right???  Where does the time go?  Here are a few of this year’s spring photo session (inside, because, well…brrrrrr!)

Oh, and I haven’t shared one of these slideshows in a while, but I’ve had a request to bring them back. So, here’s a quick video of the boys’ photo session. Enjoy!

WWW.  No, it’s not an unfinished website address.  It’s what I am now.  I’m finally, officially a Weight Watcher Woman.  (pause for applause) [crickets] Buehler? [crickets] Ugh.

I weigh more now that I ever have in my entire life.  Here’s the thing.  I’ve never been “skinny”.  Oh sure, in high school and college I was slim—-mer than I am now.  I was a fairly healthy weight.  I could also eat whatever I wanted.  Oreos?  Check!  Pizza?  Check Check!  Oreos for dessert after Pizza?  I wonder how the weight came on?!?!

I got married young.  Jason was 22 and I was 21.  I still had a year of college to finish.  We were poor.  We ate really, really, bad for you things.  I packed on some lbs.

I joined a gym.

I quit the gym.

I started working a very high-stress job right out of college.  I travelled a lot.  I ate out…A LOT.

I bought work-out videos.

I dusted those puppies religiously once a week!

I quit the high-stress job and swapped it for a local one with a small company.  I decided that this would give me ample opportunity to start my own photography business.  We stopped cooking because we didn’t have the time.  I gained. More. Weight.

In 2012 I quit working for other people and put my efforts full-time into this photography gig.  I love it, and wouldn’t trade the decision for the world.  Except now?  I’m working at home.  Where the fridge is.  I also won’t bore you all to tears with my serious bout of depression that I overcame last year.  A story for a different day.  I found help in ice cream.  And?  Gained 20 lbs more!  20 lbs in one year?  Yikes!

I had to go to the doctor recently for my normal well-visit.  She looked at me.  Looked at my chart.  And promptly ordered a full cholesterol work-up and prescribed me…to lose 10% of my body weight before seeing her again in 3 months.  Double yikes!

Now some of you are getting amped to tell me things like “Dude, the answer is P90X!” or “It’s all about the HCG!” or “Try these magic beans!”, but, I know the answer for me.  Eat less.  I have a fairly active career.  I don’t spend all day sitting.  I have a little dog who loves walks.  Sure, I could always exercise more, but quite frankly, I hate the idea of “working out”.  Plus, and I really mean it when I say this, I simply just eat too much.  THAT is my problem.  I’ve always known it, but just didn’t care.  So now, I’m finally going to do something about it.

If you know me personally, do me a favor and ask me how the WWW is going when I see you next.  I’m using you.  You are all becoming my extended accountability group. 🙂

P.S. – 10 lbs down already.  Just by eating less.  I swear!

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