Friday, February 24, 2012

The Racks Of My Life

So, if you happened to see my tweet from Tuesday, you know I started Weight Watchers on Fat Tuesday.   I found myself chuckling at the irony of it all as I pulled up and parked my car.

I really don't have that much weight to lose, but when I became a lifetime member (reached my goal weight for those of you haven't been to WW) back in '06, I promised myself I would go back if I hit a certain weight. I wouldn't call myself fat or skinny. I'm certain my BMI is still under the "normal" category, but my clothes are tight and I refuse to buy larger clothing!

A few weeks ago, I wrote about our upcoming Doctor's Perk trip to Maui. I started a diet that day. It failed. I actually gained a pound. It was probably Valentine's day and all the little pieces of chocolate I like to eat after every lunch and dinner. Hello, my name is Your Doctor's Wife and I am a chocoholic.

For years before I ever stepped into a WW, I always told myself, "As long as my boobs protrude further than my belly, I'm looking good!" That mentality held me over through my 30s. God had blessed me with an ample rack and I used it to its fullest potential. It's main job was to draw the eyes away from the muffin top which resided just underneath it, my fat arms, fat back, and fat chins. If you've figured out how to suck in multiple chins when you say "Cheese", please share with the rest of us!

In my teens and early 20's my rack was comparable to a hat rack or coat rack...hung high. Had I known then, what I know now, I would have ran around naked and showed off my body's fleeting former self. Instead, I covered up as every well-behaved (well, maybe not that well behaved) Catholic school girl is taught to do.

After breastfeeding, they deflated. Then, I found my mantra to be, "Well, they're like a pair of tube socks with golf balls down in the toes, but as long as I can roll them up and set them up in some Victoria's Secret push up cups, I'm fine." That got me through the rest of my 20's.

Well, today, I find my rack more comparable to a shoe rack. Sad, but I speak the honest truth. In fact, just the other day I tripped and I'm pretty sure it was over one of the girls.

In my forties, I would love to be able to report I find myself at WW to gain further knowledge about leading a healthy lifestyle and diet, demonstrating maturity and wisdom. Sure, that component is there, but is it truly the motivating factor? Heck, no... I just want hike the girls up and show off as much as a hourglass figure I can suck together by the time I get on that plane to Maui!


  1. LOL..I think we all take our 20s body for granted and don't appreciate it as much! But I like the attitude of feeling good in our skins at every age! Good luck with WW and have fun in Hawaii!!
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    1. Thanks! So far 1.6 lbs lost in the first week. Ok, I guess. I have to exercise more.
      Thanks for reading!

  2. So true! I apologize to my DrH for my breasts all the time, telling him that I wished he would have known them in their glory day. Time/gravity had their way even before I started breast feeding. I love a good bra that pushes them up high where they are supposed to be. With it I am a "E", without a bra it looks like I am flat chested with strange protrusions under my rib cage! Congratulations on WW, and I love the irony of starting on Fat Tuesday:-)

    1. I stopped apologizing and just tie them up in a knot across my chest when we're in bed. I figure it's dark, he won't know the difference, and at least he'll be able to find them (cause they're not flopped over underneath my armpit- and how would any man know to look there?!). Only I know 'cause when he's caressing my right breast, I feel it on left. What he doesn't know won't kill him.

  3. Oh dear!! I laughed with you on this one. My boobs are on their way to what I'm sure will be their final resting place, just north of my belly button! After breastfeeding they just deflated into a couple of empty baggies. Ahhh...well, what's to be done? I wrote a post about a bad trip to Victoria's Secret when I stopped nursing...I was very distraught to find that my boobs needed the equivalent of heavy construction equipment to hold them up. *sigh*

    Anyway, I found your blog from the World Bloggers Community February hop, and I love it! I didn't see a GFC or Linky followers widget, so I'm following you on Twitter.

    I write a humor blog about all things motherhood, and I'd love it if you dropped by! It's great for laughs, and sometimes even a snort or two! And I can already tell you've got a great sense of humor! LOL

    Have a great weekend!
    Smiles, Jenn @Misadventures in Motherhood

    1. Well, thanks for following and welcome!

      I checked you out and did the same, funny lady! Got you on Twitter, too!

      Ha! Tea bags! Heard of deflating, but not tea bags. Oh dear, the things we suffer through for our kids and they don't even know til they have to dress us for our wake.

  4. Oh, pbbbtttt... I just saw your GFC widget. Apparently it was taking a while to load. Just ignore what I said in my last comment about not being able to find it. Found it and following!
    Smiles, Jenn

  5. Hi there
    Following you from the World Bloggers Community.Follow via GFC. Hope you come visit me too.


  6. Ha - love it!! I went from a Double D to a small B (large A really..) after breastfeeding; after 4 kids they just got smaller and smaller....just tea bags now, saggy inside outy saggy tea bags! Euugh - sorry - not an image one really needs to share. My husband thinks its was false advertising- hasn't worked out how he can sue the kids for damages yet though..(-* Have to say they look ridiculous but it is so much easier than hauling them around in my 20's, but I do miss them when going out for a night - no puppies to prop up dresses anymore!
    Love your blog, enjoy Maui (-:
    Mama in New Zealand x

    1. Ha! You and Jenn crack me up with your bags!

      Please share when your husband figures out how to sue your kids for damages. Our teens have inflicted psychological damages on us and I would like to collect. ;o)

      Thank you so much for reading!

  7. We definitely take those young days for granted, don't we? Kids are a little hard on the body! Visiting from The SITS Girls.

  8. You think you have problems. I have just two words for you: man boobs.

  9. I have no idea what your talking about since I never had big boobs! Hope it was a fun trip.

  10. I do believe you speak for almost EVERY woman out there!!!! Go get your bod in TOP condition for your VACA!!! But- enjoy every moment of your trip whether you are tip top or not. Don't waste the energy on your weight while you are there- just embrace the experience!!! Oh wait- this is a recycled post so perhaps you already went! LOL Visiting from Going Green!!

  11. why can't we just look the way we want and still eat all the crap we like? It's not fair. At least you have "girls". I'm sadly a AA. Sniffle sniffle...

  12. Let's try this again.. I would trade my right arm for a bra that would lift my boobs high enough to resemble a shelf. I would gladly rest my chin on it and never see my feet again. If I thought for one second I could show up at WW and only lose weight in my boobs, I'd be there in a heartbeat.


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