Monday, August 25, 2008

Weebles Wobble...

I went to work today in an outfit I don't wear often. Now I know why. As I walked towards the entrance, I saw a reflection of myself in the ceiling to floor windows.

I looked EXACTLY like a "Weebles Wobble!" When I realized what I looked like, I laughed like I haven't laughed so hard in months!

Do you remember those "toys" from the 70's? The figures were round to where "Weebles wobble but they don't fall down." That was the phrase on the commercials for them. They had no arms and no legs, they were just kind of egg shaped, and if you touched them they would wobble, but because of the way they were made, they could never "fall down" or tip over.

Now that you have that image in your mind, think of me. I looked JUST LIKE one of those. My arms were at my sides so they blended in with my fat torso. I did have legs, but I still looked like if you tried to knock me over I would just wobble and not ever fall over.

I told my co-workers and (as most people will cuz they don't understand) most of them said "Oh, no you don't" trying to spare my feelings. I don't need sympathy, or people trying to make me feel better about who I am. I accept who I am, and what I look like! But I was hoping someone would share the humor I saw! Only one gal did, because she sees life as it is. And when she laughed, I knew she was laughing WITH me, not AT me. God bless her!!!!!!!!!!!

I just love the fact that I can laugh at myself. I also love the fact that I am fat enough now that I am not at that weight stage where people wonder if I am pregnant or just overweight.

When I was about 170 pounds, I wasn't "fat all over"...I was just fat in my tummy area. So I had NUMEROUS people ask me when my due date was. That was way more humiliating and unacceptable to me than people just thinking I was fat. No one asks that anymore (when my due date is.) I'm not sure if it's due to my age, or due to the fact that I weigh 20 more pounds, and my face and the rest of my body looks fat now. Either way, I don't care. See me as fat, not as "I wonder if she is overweight or having a baby." Main reason being, my first pregnancy I weighed 130 and only gained 20 pounds! At 7 months pregnant I wore a size 7.

Needless to say I won't be wearing the outfit I wore today again for QUITE a while~!


Tethered Mommy said...

Did you have the song stuck in your head all day after that? :)

New follower from MBC, love the premise of this blog - definitely something different.

Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

Julie said...

I love it. Really I do. I know about looking like a weeblo. I do hate mirrors though and to see me in a window, it's not my favorite thing either. But to see yourself and be happy with youself and even joke about it, now that's refreshing. You go girl.
Take care and I'm off to read more.