Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Is it because I’m fat?!

I’ve kept it no secret that I’ve gained weight…well, not really weight since my weight is the same, but I am chubby for this body. Chubby enough that my jeans were so tight that it cut into my stomach on a 10 minute outing …out getting hot wings and breadsticks at the local pizza joint that was only 3 blocks away and I drove *ahem… and made me bloated (you’re welcome for that TMI there). Those jeans have since been retired…for now.

But I’ve been currently sporting cankles (from swelling) and thankles and tree trunks for thighs. It’s a pretty sight and that 6 pack I showed those months ago?? Its currently a soft and pudgy 2.

Why am I telling you this? Well, because I’ve been getting a lot of “attention” lately and it’s really caught me off guard. Ever since I turned 30, I feel like I’m getting a lot of looks from guys. Trust me when I say, I never paid attention nor made it a point to notice when someone’s looking at me/checking me out so when I’ve been randomly looking up to see guys staring at me or calling out to me, it’s made me ask, why now?!

And they’re bold about it. So bold they’re doing it with G-man right next to me. At one point, G-man and I were driving through the Marine base and as we passed this group of guys talking, I politely smiled (since they were on my side of the truck) and looked away, but G-man watched as they looked at me and 1 stared me down apparently not showing him the proper respect.

Then another group of guys did the same. ..and another. Then a guy here and there would make a comment to me when I walked by.

Oh and here’s where it gets creepy and funny and awkward to the point of me wanting to take a shower afterward.

A woman who was standing outside his building said to him about me as he and I were walking by, ‘sexxxyyyy’ She called me sexy. We were stunned…and confused and dumbfounded. And of course the rest of the day G-man proceeded to call me sexy like she did to poke fun.

I do not know where this attention is coming from. I’m currently having horrible skin to the point of going to the Dermatologist, I’m pudgy as ever and just not exuding that confidence to garner attention.

And to round this out, I’ll show a completely random awkward cellphone picture of me, w/G-man cut out of course, right before riding bikes.
First time w/a bike helmet on, I felt silly. and no, this isn’t a recent picture. Like I’d torture myself doing that!
Let me ask you all a question.

Do you find when you’re feeling your worst, whether it be a bad hair day, less makeup day, feeling ‘soft’ or just not pretty; that those are the days people notice you? Where they might even compliment you on how you look?

Now if so, how do you respond? Do you say, ‘oh gosh, I look a mess.’ or ‘puh, what are you smoking?!’ or do you say, ‘thank you’ and take the compliment?

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Katie said...

Sexxxxyyy! I totally would have poked fun at you all day just like G-man :) Doesn't always seem that the way we feel we look doesn't match up with what others think?

Natalie said...

haha! You know it's weird that you've got guys checking you out as of late, because the last couple of days I've had something similar happen to me. Only I went into a mini shock of sorts, and then was totally grossed out by it.

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

i'd say this is a sign from God to eat cake and sleep a lot ;)

Tabitha Lynn said...

Driving for breadsticks is always okay in my book. You're beautiful, and as long as no creepers get physical embrace it. Strut your stuff girl. :)

Julie said...

I say, eat those wings and just smile at your admirers! Get it, girl! :)

PS, new follower! :)

Jennifer said...

I totally get compliments on my worst days. It usually helps me not feel so icky...however, creepers make me feel just plain weird. I don't know how to feel about the "sexxxxyyyyyy" comments! Ha!

Megan said...

I think this means you are OBVIOUSLY not getting fatter and you probably need to eat more pizza.

Christina said...

Sometimes I get the best compliments on the days I am feeling the worst. I think it's God's way of reminding us of our beauty despite how we feel.

Laura Elizabeth said...

I absolutely hate guys looking me up and down or saying something to me. I'm talking about random guys in the street here. I just get really angry because there's nothing I can do about it and it's not fair and it makes me hate being a girl. One time I got into a fight over it! This guy groped me super inappropriately and I went crazy... I was hitting him and swearing at him... not my finest moment!

Haha, I've put on weight too in exactly the same way. I'm not heavier on the scales but my jeans are a little tight. I'd just proudly bought a new pair of jeans in a smaller than usual size. Now, I can't even be bothered to wrestly my way into them!

Um... and sorry for my ramble, I just get very fired up over guys being gross!!

Jossie said...

Here are my thoughts:
1. Eating pizza and ice cream is obviously good for you :-)
2. Today my hubby told me I was looking sexy (not the creepy sexy you are talking about in this post....but nice sexy, lol!) AFTER I had changed out of my nice dress clothes into jean shorts and a yellow t-shirt. WTH?
3. If anybody ever gives you a compliment, 100% of the time say thank you. They are saying it because they mean it and when you say anything other than thank you, it's telling them, in a way, that what they think isn't valid. Just my 2 cents on that. If you don't necessarily agree with them, say something like, "Oh, that is so sweet of you to say!" Always, always, always say thank you to a compliment.
4. Your crazy happenings in an airport are totally weird :-)

LeAnna said...

I like my lumps. My lumps. My lovely lady lumps.

I'm exempt from this, all of it. Because? I tow around two kids whereever I go. THAT gets you some attention, now justletmetellyou.


I mean, I'm not looking for attention, don't get me wrong. I avoid eye contact with 99% of the people I come into contact with. That's my way of avoiding cat-calls and yeows.

Eye contact.



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