Mighty Life List
Feb 5 2007

Metabolism Through the Years

So, Maggie, what have you been doing? Well, friends, I have been asleep. In addition, I have been preparing snacks. And then there’s all the eating and resting I’ve been up to.

Also, I’ve been sharing embarrassing photos of myself in high school on heavily trafficked Web sites. Head over to check out my high-waist Daisy Dukes and my worried-looking glamour shot.

However, I must say, after spending months waddling around with a carton of ice cream in my hand, it’s hard to feel embarrassed about any photo in which I weighed roughly 63 pounds. Not impossible, but hard.

26 Responses to “Metabolism Through the Years”

  • rachel k Says:

    Those photos are priceless. Are you familiar with Sarah Brown’s term Bershon? You are so Bershon in the second photo, it is perfectly high school!

  • hello insomnia Says:

    I used to have the metabolism of a grassland savannah cheetah. Now I have the metabolism of a supermarket Cheeto.

  • Mau Says:

    Ahh Maggie!!! I think you look better on the 37-Weeks photo than before!!!


    I just think that moms-to-be have this awesome look! It is just a radiant happiness that can’t be denied, that is highly contagious. =)

    Congratulations to you and Bryan!

  • SwoozyQ Says:

    Oh my goodness… It has been two and a half years since I had my baby… I forgot how near to bursting a 37 week pregnant woman looks! You look great, just really full.

    Love the high school shots too… hehehe

  • megan Says:

    Those numbers look like they would have been heavy.

  • maile Says:

    Those pictures are hysterical! I can totally rival your glamourshot on my blog. You have to check it out! Go 1992!

  • colleen Says:

    I think you always look great, just because you’re YOU. Oh how I wish I’d had your spunk and charisma!
    Drop a note when “it happens”, eh?
    Lotsa love, Cousin Colleen

  • BOSSY Says:

    And Bossy wishes she had Cousin Colleen’s thesaurus – because ‘spunk’ and ‘charisma’ are just the words Bossy was searching for.

  • Weeze Says:

    Wouldya just *have* the baby, already? Dang, girl.

  • Vikki Says:

    The 93 is a really nice touch. We didn’t have such flourishes in Kansas.

  • Monkee Says:

    You know, I think I had those same shorts in junior high. Let me guess, they came from the king of the midwest mall, JCPenney?

  • Julie Says:

    This is really strange to admit… I have loved your blog for years, but these past couple weeks I check every day for baby updates — so Maggie, you are in my thoughts!

  • Amy D. Says:

    mmm…ice cream. I know this makes me a jackass, but someone I love once actually did weigh 65 lbs, and it was far from pretty. So, please don’t worry about baby fat of any type, like, ever! You’re gorgeous, can’t wait for the stories & photos to follow….

  • Jill Says:

    Ah, yes, the cut off denims. A high school staple.

  • Sandy Says:

    I love that numbers picture… “La la la, oh, just … hanging these styrofoam numbers on the — oh, a camera?” *Click!*

  • Chollyson Says:

    That holding the numbers thing made me laugh so hard.

  • samantha Says:

    i always wondered why they had us hold our hand up to our chins like we were gonna lean on it… but it never quite got there and then FLASH!

    i guess it was more glamorous that way :)

  • (the other) Margaret Says:

    Damn, girl, you’ve got some nice gams!

  • amy Says:

    Hey! I graduated in ’93 too. Instead of high-waisted cut-offs, I opted for the high-waisted pleated (but tapered!) jeans in my senior pictures. Awesome.

  • Deborah Says:

    Oh whatEVER! You call that an ‘awkward’ stage? You look beautiful in those.

  • Dave Says:

    I think you are beautiful!

  • Gleemonex Says:

    Hey now!! Lookin good, past and present. Class of ’92 here, and Maggie? There was a HAT involved. Also some very high-waisted black jeans and a fuschia silk shirt from Express.

    A hat. Really.

  • Mariam Says:

    Heh, I went to Catholic school. I can’t believe you got to wear cut-offs!

  • Emily Says:

    http://lunchisfun.com/ Some people care what some other people had for lunch. Apparently.

  • raina Says:

    I bet $100 you’ll be running around the apartment in those daisy dukes 2 weeks after you give birth.

  • TSM-terrifically superiorily mediocre Says:

    Yes, we larger women LOVE to see how the other half gets into their short-shorts 2 weeks after delivery. It makes us feel the full effects of our depression. :)