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I’m Not Pregnant

3 comments | July 22nd, 2012

(by anonymous, a Chestist)

Yesterday, after enjoying a lovely cup of tea with some friends, an elderly man who had been at the restaurant since before we got there interrupted us to ask, "So when are you due?" Needless to say (or, I suppose, not so needless), I'm NOT pregnant.

I quickly signed my receipt and stormed out before the other patrons could see my face flush red. When I got home I dropped my purse, tore off my shoes and started weeping into my fiance's arms. I'm trying so hard to lose weight for our wedding…and for my health and my life…and it seems like in every candid photo, every walk by a mirror, I seem to have gained weight. What's worse, with every word of comfort my fiance tried to say, a louder voice in my head made a counterpoint in middle-school-mean-girl fashion. When I tried to tell my fiance about the voice, he said, "Tell it it can't stay. No one is allowed in this bed but you and me."

And the voice chimed in with, "Only because no one else could fit." {end story}

That voice inside our heads can sure be a hater.  How do you turn yours off?  And have you ever been either side of the "when are you due" question?(P.S.  nice words by her fiance, right?  Kind of curshing on him just now.)
 

3 comments

  • Anonymous

    Posted on July 23, 2012

    Now that is no fun at all. I feel for you.

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  • LisaP.

    Posted on July 23, 2012

    I have one of those bodies that belly-bloats if I eat ANYTHING with carbs in it. I’ve been asked when I’m due more than once in my time. Sometimes I even tell them in 6 weeks. The thing is, they don’t mean to be mean, it’s what they think. If it bothers you you will figure out a way to get to a different look. I’ve learned not to go out for pizza with out a loose and flowing blouse! Do not let them get you down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on August 6, 2012

    You are a lucky woman to have a man who loves you so much. I hope that you are able to send that mean girl in your head far away.

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