Channeling Joe Pesci

(Wait a second, while I channel Joe Pesci here)

 Okay. Okay,okay,okay,okay. O-Kay! 

(and that will be quite enough of that. I don't even LOOK Italian) 

There will be no pictures of my semi-naked body taken until such time as I deem it attractive and worthy of picture taking. 

In a month - maybe. 

I know I promised pictures in Tuesday's comments - but when the pictures happen - I want to look better than I do now. That said, you will notice that there is a picture published below. You may, in fact, consider that a 'Before' shot, because I'm not much lighter now than I was then. It's just that I'm dressed prettier than I normally dress and I thought maybe you'd like to see what SWMBO and I look like all cleaned up. The picture was taken on the occasion of my son's wedding - the anniversary of which was yesterday. So yes, I've been haulin' this trunk around a while. And yes, it IS time to find somewhere to drop it off.

Just to show you how much clothing can hide, what you see below is a picture taken of me, with my camera, about a year ago, when I took the classes from Marylin Dale at the Naperville Art League. I actually weigh pretty close to the same here, as in the picture above. Obviously, I wasn't suckin' anything in.


I have slowly been porting my whole picture library over to Luscious (My MacBook Pro), at least all the Digital stuff I've ever shot, starting in the late 90's. Over time, I may publish more shots here. In fact, I'm certain I will. If you EVER see anything you like here, and would like a copy, just drop me an email - or a comment. We'll work something out.



NicoleB said...

You guys look lovely :D
And you'll make it, the Gym and loosing part, I know that :)
Can I virtually join you?

Shadow said...

you and your wife look PERFECT!

Myst_72 said...

Oh you two look gorgeous, what a great photo :)

Good for you for going to the gym, you'll feel better for it,


Cat said...

Lou the photo of you and the Mrs.'s is lovely!

As for the weight front I can totally relate to your doing this - as you know I have just ( in the last year ) undertaken my own weight loss journey and while I am not near goal yet - doing the work out daily helps me stay focussed on the goal! I am so proud of you - stick with it!


Mrs F with 4 said...

The boy scrubs up well!

(I hope that has the same meaning in North America as in North Yorkshire! It's a compliment.)

Ashlie- Mommycosm said...

Awww...such a sweet picture :)

moneythoughts said...

Great picture of you and your better half.

As for losing weight in one month, please take it slow. You and I store fat in the same place, right on the belly. Working out is just part of the solution, you need to cut calores too.

Good Luck.

Momisodes said...

I just love that pic of you both! You do make a really lovely couple.

I had no idea you were storing all of your photos on your Mac. In iPhoto? Mine seems to be acting all slow and unhappy now that I have so many photos in the library :(

I can't wait to see more of your pics!

Joyce-Anne said...

That's a beautiful photo of you and your wife. I have a firm belief that there are only so many pounds in the world so when you lose some, don't give them to me, ok?

Employee No. 3699 said...

Great picture of you and Annie!

...and good for you joining a gym...and going.

Jientje said...

You two look great.
As for the second picture, you look better than your portrait. There.
I've always thought so, but I never said it.

And soon you'll look even better!

Tara R. said...

You and SWMBO are lovely.

Bama Cheryl said...

I think you and Annie look great separately and together. Son #2 and Bitsy (she IS little isn't she?) look adorable too!

We bought iMacs just before Christmas and I've been falling in love with mine ever since.

Nan said...

It's the very first picture of SWMBO, I think? Awwwwww! Good luck at the gym. By Carnival you will be G-String Ready! We'll just sprinkle glitter on your ass.

Patsy said...

From yesterday -- Bitsy is a beautiful girl and #2 son a handsome groom.

You and Annie *gussie up* real nice.

Third, be careful in the gym. We older more out of shape people need to ease into good health. I'm sure you have heard that.

GirlBlue said...

Such a handsome couple! You both look so happy and proud :)

Loraine said...

Cute couple! Does that "A1" on your shirt in the other picture say anything about what it's covering?? A good steak can go a long way in good and bad ways- yummy, yummy cholesterol...

Bama Cheryl said...

and, in terms of your second picture,you're going to the gym so you're working on that. no beating yourself up, that's a rule!

LceeL said...

NicoleB: Join me? Anytime you like.

Shadow: Thank you, V.

Myst_72: Thank you, Gina. I know I will.

Cat: Thank you, Cat. I will.

Mrs F with 4: It does. Although here we say one "cleans up good."

Ashlie: Thank you, Ashlie.

Moneythoughts: 1 month for the picture, Fred. 3 months to make myself presentable.

Momisodes: I use Picasa. And GIMP for processing.

Joyce-Anne: I understand. I will give them to the first Killer Whale I see.

Employee: Thank you, Linda.

Jientje: Thank you, Jientje. I think I'm glad you like me more than my portrait.

Tara R: Thank you, Tara.

Bama Cheryl: Macs are the bomb.

Nan: And maybe by Carnival I'll work up the nerve to wear one. Maybe.

Patsy: I'll be careful. Promise.

GirlBlue: Thank you, GirlBlue. We were and are.

Loraine: Cholesterol is down. Weight is going down.

Bama Cheryl: No. No beating myself up. Promise.

Hyphen Mama said...

You look dashing in pink!

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

Good luck with the weight loss. I'm sure that if you're determined, you can reach your goal =)

Also, I hope I'm not the only one who doesn't know this, but I'm new around here, so...what does "Ndinombethe" mean?

Elizabeth said...

What an absolutely FANTASTIC picture of you both! Well done! :)

Lady Language said...

Huh? Semi-naked body?! What the heck have I missed over here. I tell ya, sure enough, as soon as I take a blog reading break one of y'all has to go and get naked...

Catching up soon....