Monday, September 30, 2013

I'm Not Pregnant. I'm Apparently Just Fat.


From my Phillip Lim and Mossimo Target Review


I got a text on Sunday asking me if I was pregnant.

What the what??!!

So it seems a group of girls saw me about town and decided I looked prego.  They asked another group, and one friend from that second group decided to just ask me to confirm or deny.

Deny.  Deny.  Deny.

She, the friend who asked me, thought it was funny.  I pretended to think it was funny too, as that seemed like the socially acceptable response.  But inside I died a little.  It crushed me.

I know I'm heavy.  Even my legs, which are normally my best feature, have gained flub.  But I didn't know others thought I was so pronounced that the only explanation was not she ate too many pints of ice cream this summer and instead, she is obviously with child.

Then a few hours later, my friend K (who totally needs a good blog nickname....add that to my list of things to procrastinate doing real things work on for sure) posted on Facebook that is doing this Walk It Off In 30 Days Challenge.

And I took that as a sign from God.

I'm in.

And I won't even count my long evening walk with Sadie, either.  Because I do that 365 days a year, rain or shine or snow or wind or cold or whatever.  That doesn't count.

If anyone else would like to join in the challenge, I am more than happy to start an email chain to cheer each other on.  I have two plans to increase my exercise (and hopeful weight loss) after this month too.  So fear not, this is just the first 30 day step (literally) for me.

I am not where I want to be in life.  I've made that super clear.  But oh hell no will people think I am pregnant when I am not (and crying into my pillow because I so desperately want to be a mother).  Not cool...time to take action.

This was me a few days ago...my starting point...


This is what I wear to garden, not actually work out.


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23 comments:

Maggie said...

You're not fat, and you don't look the least bit pregnant.

MCW said...

I would kill for your legs. And I need to work out more than walking, but feel free to add me to the email and I will cheer everyone on!

CT Cupcake said...

well that was not nice at all. You look great and defintely don't look pregnant!

Annie said...

I don't think you look pregnant AT ALL. People are nuts!

I'm using the My Fitness Pal app and it's really helping me. I honestly think you look great and don't need to make any changes but if you would feel better, this is what I like!

Dawn said...

....but then there is "I'm Apparently Just Fat, Oh Wait Yes I'm Pregnant."

21 years ago I was pregnant (about 6 months) with our first child. Not really showing that much, I was in good shape.

An elderly gentleman had a kindly word to say to me...."You know miss, you really ought to think about losing a few pounds."

Say WHAT!!

How about "Thanks, now mind your own business!"

PostgradPrep said...

I love Leslie's walk at home DVDs but I too have fallen off the exercise bandwagon. I would love to be part of a cheer squad to help keep each other accountable and motivated!

Lindy D. said...

You look neither pregnant nor fat!!

Simone Lynch said...

You look fine. I wouldn't have thought you were pregnant at first glance. And those girls apparently have gone back to middle school, especially because they feel the need to "ask around". Silly rabbits. You look great.

Just Ask Beth said...

well you don't look Prego to me AT ALL!! I will join you as my fat arse needs to move more also!

Casey said...

Those girls are stupid. You don't look remotely pregnant! And you never ask directly! Ask around and if the answer is "I don't know", then leave it at that until you get more solid proof, like a baby shower invitation!

Buford Betty said...

Um, who are these girls? Seriously. People are dumb. And you don't look pregnant anyway so I'm not sure what they were thinking.

Love your plan though - I will cheer you on!

Flo said...

This post annoys me for so many reasons. I would have been tempted to respond "yes, I am, but I haven't said anything because I'm not sure which one of their husband's/boyfriends is the father". That said, this kind of stuff really bugs me. I chose not to be a mom, but I have several friends who would do just about anything to have children, and every time someone makes a careless comment, it just makes it that much harder for them. MYOB!

And I agree with everyone else, you don't look pregnant!

Gifting Gumshoe said...

You certainly do not look pregnant-you look great! I myself have started going to the gym. I have decided that I can't keep buying bigger pants-this is getting ridiculous! Good luck with your walking and don't be too hard on yourself! :)

3 Peanuts said...

I am SHOCKED! First of all you do not look even remotely pregnant or chubby at all! Second--I cannot believe a "friend" would stoop to that level. That is plain cruel. They would know if you were having a baby. They were simply being mean and that makes me so mad!!!

However, I know the feeling of being out of shape and giggly in all the wrong places (me not you!) and I took the bull by the horns this month too. I am doing THE BAR Method and I am noticing results already. It is so so so hard but I am really enjoying it too. I will cheer you on to get in shape but you look fine!

Wingo said...

I think you look wonderful. If you want to do the walking bit that's fine, but you aren't looking at all pregnant. Lots and lots of women would love t have your figure

Wingo said...

You don't look the least bit over weight or pregnant. If you want to walk because you choose to that's great. Really what "friends" say that kind of thing?! Lots and lots of women would love to have your figure...I'm safely typing on my screen and not required to say nice things, but what I said is true. You look great.

Andrea said...

You don't look preggos at all dear!! I think you look good! I am actually doing 31 days to the new me because I actually am fat and look preggo!! I would love some encouragement!!

Tricia Nae said...

You SO do not look pregnant. Or fat, for that matter. I'm thinking I would be short a friend today! Ha. I am doing my 31 days about weight loss as well...AND I'm doing the WATP challenge too. I did her dvd's before my wedding in 2008 and really loved them. Hoping they are as helpful now! Looking forward to following your journey! :)

Gia said...
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Gia said...

You look great in all your posts and do not look pregnant at all! Besides they were quite rude to ask! Don't let others bring you down!!!

Ruth said...

You will do great. I am having to get myself back in gear. The last 2 weeks have thrown me off. I need to clean up my diet though too.
And you in no way look preggers

Corrie Anne said...

Wow. That's kind of insane. I don't think you look pregnant at all either, but good for you working on your health. As a teacher, I've probably been asked hundreds of times by students if I was pregnant... always a great ego boost. Haha.

Delusions of Grandeur said...

Oh good heavens you do not look pregnant! At all! I would also love legs as toned as yours. And have these "friends" never heard that unless you see the baby crowning with your own eyes, you NEVER ask a woman if she's pregnant!

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