Sunday, March 9, 2008

My Diet Food

I have struggled with my weight my entire life; it has always been an issue for me.

It is very irritating to me that some people can eat absolutely anything they want to and never gain an ounce.

I can look at food and put on two pounds. Seriously.

When I was a teenager I remember a friend of the family coming over to the house one day. She was soooo excited! I asked her what was going on and she said very proudly,
"I have finally gained two pounds!"

I was so happy for her. She had to eat and eat and eat to put on two pounds. She was born with the curse of being naturally thin.

Just hearing the food she had to eat to reach this milestone caused me to gain three pounds.

My boys, thankfully, have never had a problem with their weight. They eat basically anything they want to. Regular Pringles for example. I eat the Fat Free Pringles...

One day I walked in the kitchen to find Daniel eating my Pringles......I freaked out calmly said to him, "Son, don't eat my food! You can eat anything in the kitchen and you want to gobble up my stuff?"

There's a kitchen full of food he can eat, but he eats up my diet food.
My food full of no flavor and ingredients that have some less than pleasant side effects.

I'm really not a mean mother, but sometimes it makes me cranky.....I'm just saying is all.

I live with a household of males who burn more calories lying around on the couch than I do riding my exercise bike for 3 hours. It's irritating.

The reason I probably sound a little resentful is that I'm jealous.

I want regular Pringles.

I want to eat a piece of chocolate cake with out wondering where it is going to end up on my body.

I want to lay on the couch and watch television with a bowl of buttered popcorn and not have to break out my fat comfortable pants, or worry that my shoes won't fit in the morning.

Suzanne Sugarbaker explains it better than I do; I think we were separated at birth.:)


Mama Mia said...

oh Amy too funny!! Those very words have come out of my mouth so many times. Just from your pictures you DON'T look like a weight struggler : )

Chris and Wanda said...

Yeah, don't you hate that. . .they can have all the cookies in the world, but what do they want? Your 100 cal cookies that are so small they are practically dust. And then if you say no, it's makes you feel even fatter and greedier that you are fighting over. . food! It sucks being on a forever diet.

But, I agree with Mama Mia, you look great!

hulagirlatheart said...

It just isn't fair is it? My mother can smell food and gain weight in her lower half. For 45 years she has been married to a man who eats anything he wants and never gains a pound. I fall in between them somewhere, thin but any extra weight all goes to the same abdomen.

Dianne said...

Why do you think there are NO picture of me on my blog? I was a fat chick got divorced (best diet ever but dont recommend it) was a normal chick but by the time I got married agian was getting up there again and am now a fat chick agian. Ok I'm not huge, like need to break our walls to get out my house, but I'm considered obese according to Dr Phil. I'll email you a photo sometime.