Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Yea, he said that.
I have not written about weight a lot. It is a sensitive issue for most. Not so much for me. It is what it is. Since I have been married I have always been thin-ish. Even between the fat-inducing babies, the weight would come off. Don't hate me.
Then I turned 40-ish.
The habits I had formed for the last 20 years have caught up with me. Just a bit. And these habits have gone straight to my tummy. That seems to be where I store my Cokes, brownies, hamburgers, fries, Cherry Limeades and late night buttered popcorn. And and don't forget to super-size all that. With little effort I can appear to be 6 mos pregnant. We don't know the sex yet but we think it will be shaped like a Gingerbread man.
Then there is my husband. He eats really healthy unless I can entice him to the dark side. Which seems to be easier the older we get. It's the dark side or go hungry. But even then he knows how to eat in moderation. He doesn't feel the need to eat the entire pan of brownies as I do. What is that about? And he stays thin. You are allowed to hate him.
I have decided he is going outlive me. Which is fine. Then he will have to live alone, not me. If it was me living the end of my life alone they would have to extract my 700 lb. self from my bed, into my casket, with a forklift.
Well he may live longer. If I don't kill him first.
A few days ago I asked him the age old question that every woman knows you should never ask. I guess like most women, I didn't think he would actually tell me.
Me (standing in front of the bathroom mirror): Do you think I should lose some weight?
Still alive husband: I love you just the way you are.
(So far so good. But I had to push it further.)
Me: So if I never lost any weight stayed this way for the rest of my life, you would be completely satisfied?
Still alive husband: Well....(here it comes), you may be more attractive visually if you lost some weight...
Yea, he said that.
And right then he was more attractive to me, with my foot in his crotch. You know, visually.
* Picture is fictional. Any resemblance to actual legs, feet or crotches is strictly coincidental.