Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I am only kind of fat! YAY!

So, apparently I am not as fat as I thought I was. About two months ago, I tried on a pair of pre-pregnancy jeans. There was no way in hell I could button them. I was sad. Because I am mentally retarded, I decided that all of my pants were too little.

I was feeling very domestic this weekend, and I decided to clean out my armoire. I found 4 pairs of pants that still fit. YAY!!! I also found several pairs of jeans that I will NEVER fit into again. Those went straight into the Goodwill bag. I am not really interested in being a size 8 or even a size 10 anymore. A size 12 sounds really nice, but I am not going to obsess about losing weight right now. I have too many responsibilities and stress factors in my life. Sometimes, a girl just needs some freaking chocolate without any guilt.

John watched the kids while I also went shopping for clothes this weekend. I didn't find anything great, but I did find a few descent things. When I returned home, the house was in chaos - toys everywhere, babies crying, and a sink full of dirty dishes. Needless to say, John was really happy to see me.

Because I am a total bitch, I was kind of glad that he had a rough day with the kids. I think it helped him to realize why I get so pissed off when he works late or goes out of town. Taking care of babies can be hard work and sometimes you just need a little help.
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I went to the doctor yesterday. Of course, he has no idea what the problem could be. I am going to have an ultrasound of my gallbladder and get some blood work done next week.

18 comments:

Jennifer said...

LOL. You are NOT a bitch. You're normal in that you saw him realize he needs to appreciate what you do more. I hope he does, too. heheh.

And yay for fitting into jeans! And I agree... a girl just needs some guilt free chocolate. :)

Jeninacide said...

Dude WHAT THE HELL!? My doctor didn't know what was wrong with me EITHER. Glad I just wasted a $20 copay for NOTHING. I coulda bought CHOCOLATE. Or a freaking NICE bottle of wine so that I could drink myself HEALTHY. Or something!

Marni Tiani Self said...

Good luck with the ultrasound. I so could have KILLED myself over my gall bladder pain.

Carrie said...

Boys so need to be reminded that it isn't easy to take care of kids. It doen't make you a bitch to enjoy his learning process. You're only a bitch if you gloat to him about it. I'm not sure if I would have been able to refrain from gloating....... ;-)

Greg said...

Speaking as a boy, I DO know that it is not easy taking care of the little monsters!! I appreciate everything my wife does!!

I don't really go out of town, but I think she does hate the fact that I bowl 1 night a week.

I hope they find out what is going on with you soon!

Em said...

I'd have been glad he had a tough day proves that been at home isnt as easy as they think!

Lainey-Paney said...

One of the best "you just had a baby" gifts I got: my dad treated me to a shopping trip at Kohl's when it was time for me to return to work after having Gage. Gage was 8 weeks old. My pre-PG clothes were too small, and the maternity clothes were too big. It was a few hundred dollars, but I was able to get soooooo many things, and I felt a lot better about going back to work & feeling better in my skin.

:)

Yes, I still have some "way too skinny" clothes in my closet, just thinking "ahh...someday". It's time for me to give it up too!

Lainey-Paney said...

Oh, and you're not a bitch for being that way. (glad that it was difficult for hubby at home w/ the kids)

I'm the same way. Taking Gage to the grocery store is a NIGHTMARE. But, Hubby will run errands with him & he'll tell me how great it went. I just want to shove pencils Hubby's eyeballs when he rubs it in like that.
That's why I've learned to suggest that Gage go w/ Hubby when Gage is...well, in a less than spectacular mood. I figure it's only fair...

Rachel said...

YAY! I am so happy for you. I need to clean out my closets too. I hope you find out what is going on-that stuff is scary.

Yeah I think I am a bitch too because sometimes I just want the hubby to feel the same way I do. Your not alone.

Melain said...

I used to begrudge my husband his bi weekly Xbox night, but I find him 100% more cooperative and helpful the other days of the week if he gets that time away. Now his Xbox night is my Sex and the City night in with the girls. (or just with me, Ben, & Jerry.) So now I let him have it with no guilt. Not because I'm a good wife, but because it works out better for ME that way. I'm a bitch with an agenda.

I'm glad you got to buy new clothes. It SO helps with the inner Fat Talk to have pretty frocks to hide the muffin top. ;)

Misguided Mommy said...

i swear i commented here early where did it go?

Catizhere said...

Hey! I commented yesterday too & it's not showing up....

Did you block me???? :(

Anyway, I had said that I have come to the realization that I will NEVER be an 8 again and I'm ok with that.

Anth said...

Husbands DEFINITELY need to be reminded regularly how hard it is to care for small children. I don't know how they forget so quickly.

Speaking of which, I think older women need to be reminded too. Why do some of them act like I lay around reading novels all day???? Grr. I want to rip their rose-colored nostalgia glasses right off their faces.

Um. Anyway. It's funny - I did the same thing with pants after I had Baby E. I tried one pair on, didn't fit right, Oh crap nothing fits! Somehow forgetting that every single pair of pants I own fits differently. Maybe I'll remember that after I have this kid. Yeah right.

Mama Kalila said...

Lucky! (I mean good for you) None of my pre pg jeans fit... a pair of shorts & a jean skirt do.. but no real jeans.. I had to buy a couple new pairs just to have some that fit. Thankfully I bought a bunch of yoga pants early pg... wore them up to 9 mo's & they didn't stretch out (and I got huge so that's a wonder), so they still fit lol. Those things are great!

As for your husband... don't feel bad. They do need to see it themselves. For example today my hubby FINALLY learned something I've been telling him... Not to leave baby alone on top of something. Drove me insain.. he'd put her on the couch, bed, whatever & walk away... Not for long, but still. Well today was the couch.. I walked out of restroom just in time to see her fall off head first. Scared the khara out of me... she's ok of course. Thankfully he won't be doing that again!

katydidnot said...

yay you...on the jeans. good luck too.

Marni Tiani Self said...

Good job on your only 20 pounds to lose! I weighed 260 when I started this diet. My height "healthy" BMI is NO HIGHER than 149... so 60 is a nice starting goal. ;-)

Nellie said...

Good way to get him to appreciate everything you do!

Hope you are feeling better soon. Hard to rest and get better when you've got 2 little ones to take care of... hope you get the time you need.

TEACHBROECK said...

Good luck with the ultrasound....SHOPPING!!! In a way I can't wait to go shopping for "normal" clothes, but at the same time I am sure it will be awhile before I feel at all cute in anything!