Sunday, July 29, 2012

Play It Again, Sam, Sunday {The Racks of My Life}

Originally posted on February 24, 2012. This is why I didn't feel it was necessary to speak about my rack in Thursday's post: What My Teen Daughter Stole From Me.


RACKS- a mule hunting calendar
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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...on the floor. Sad, but I speak the honest truth. In fact, just the other day I tripped over something on my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night 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!


12 comments:

  1. I have gained some weight over the winter and still struggling to lose it. My rack is good, though. It's good.

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    1. Lucky you to have a great rack! I can't say the same. :(

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  2. Oh my God, you make me laugh. Good luck with your diet; I've been there. Up until about three months ago I was on a fairly strict diet that lasted close to a year. It's time for me to get back on that diet, but geez, it's hard now that I've spoiled myself. I love your thoughts about your "rack" before having kids. I don't have any rack to speak of (it's pitiful), but if I had known my stomach would never be flat again, I would have wore tops that only covered my chest and left my midriff bare. Every. Day. Oh how I miss that stomach of yesteryear. Have a wonderful vacation! Maui sounds about as close to heaven as you can get! (Or I can get. I don't know what your version of heaven looks like.) :)

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    1. I'm now done with my diet and just trying to maintain.. HARD!!

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  3. Woman, you had me rolling...especially your, "I tripped over something in the night, and it was one of the girls" bit! HILARIOUS.

    Good luck with your WW diet!

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    1. This was a re-run post, but I did reach my goal weight and trying to maintain which is another beast!

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  4. the only "rack" i've ever had was while breastfeeding!

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    1. I almost think that is better then having to deal with these bags...

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  5. You definitely have the gift of writing and you continue to make us laugh. What I love most is that you write about topics that many can relate to. My "rack" is not the same as it was before I breastfed but I have no regrets! Good luck on the weight loss, if you ever want to try a safe and effective way to lose weight you should take a look at Shaklee's Cinch Weight loss program. My husband lost 25 lbs. about five years ago and has kept it off.

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    1. Thanks, Pam! This was a re-run and I did reach my goal weight! YAY! Just trying to maintain now. Hard stuff.

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  6. Oh, man, you're funny. Best of luck with everything...I'm sure you look gorgeous, girl!

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    1. If I could only figure out how to suck in my double chin...
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