Sunday, December 4, 2011

Time for a few rants... feel free to add your own!

Have you ever wanted to tell someone "I would feel sorry for you, but I think you are feeling sorry for yourself enough for everyone"? You have no idea how pissy I have been lately... I know I can attribute some of it to PMS, because I am a raging BITCH during that time, but now that has passed I feel I can safely rant without going overboard... maybe, possibly... don't count on it...

OK, so here we go...

Rant #1: I am sooo tired of women blaming their weight problem on PCOS. OK, I did it once, and I was told that having PCOS makes it harder to lose weight... well it is hard, but NOT IMPOSSIBLE PEOPLE!!!!! I have lost over 70 lbs so far, I am within the healthy weight range (no longer obese, no longer overweight), I have PCOS and I DID IT! You cannot stuff your face with cakes, cookies, McDonald's, Burger King, etc... pop a Metformin in your mouth and say "This pill will help me lose weight!" then get mad when you are not losing weight! OK, Metformin CAN help you lose weight because of the side effects, but it is not meant for weight loss. Also, I saw one woman had typed "I find that since I got PCOS I get cravings before my T.O.M. (time of the month), does anyone else experience this?" Um... news flash!!! MOST WOMEN GET CRAVINGS BEFORE THEIR TIME OF THE MONTH!!!!! YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL!!!! It is not the PCOS that is doing that, it is called being a hormonal woman.

Rant #2: Women who say they are working out, losing tons of weight, etc... then you see them and they look no different than they had 3 months or more before. OK, if you want to lie to yourself fine, but don't lie to me and expect me to lie to you by saying you look like you lost weight when I cannot see it. I would feel bad for thinking this way, but when people tell me they see you running at the track then immediately going into the bowling alley to eat half of a pizza and chicken strips with ranch dressing I know that you just undid whatever you might have done. I feel not one ounce of bad for you. Oh, and stop being pissed off at me because I have lost the weight... I have worked hard for this, if you chose to ignore what I have told you what worked for me that is your issue not mine. Jealousy is an ugly color to wear.

Rant #3: The pity train has derailed... seriously. I am so tired of hearing all the whining and complaining about things that people have complete control to prevent or FIX! Stop playing the blame game for whatever issues you are having, take some fucking responsibility for your actions (or the actions of your little precious adorable demon spawn) and DO SOMETHING!!! You cannot expect others to fix everything for you, and when you are a military spouse you HAVE to learn to do shit and fix shit on your own... waiting for the hubby to handle things is not always an option. I have fixed a door that came apart (Gorilla Glue and clamps to the rescue!), fixed a broken sofa (same thing... YAY FOR GORILLA GLUE!), taken the vehicle in for brakes, tires, and maintenance, dealt with many a crisis, and still managed to try to help others when they exhausted all options. You are a married adult with children... ACT LIKE IT! Also, I refuse to feel sorry for someone who creates their own drama.

Rant #4: My kids are on my last nerve. If they would get off their asses and do their chores I would be THRILLED! Don't expect me to buy you stuff that you want (notice WANT, not need) when you don't do jack shit to earn it. Also, please notice that the vehicle does not have the words TAXI written on it ANYWHERE!

Rant #5: I was told that I might be offered a full time position at the work location 40 miles from here... umm.... take that offer and SHOVE IT! I was working at the local office when a full time position came available and YOU CHOSE to pass me over for it. I do not fancy the idea of driving 40 miles in snow, rain, dark (I hate driving in the dark) and on the friggin autobahn because you screwed me over 8 months ago.

On the upside, the holidays are here. Thanksgiving was wonderful. I invited a Russian family over and enjoyed seeing they loved the food and loved the stuffing (they never had stuffing before... WTF?), I am also holding a 2nd Thanksgiving for some soldier brothers of my husband that will be back home any day.

My youngest son came to me and told me his medication for ADHD was not working and he wanted to go to the doctor. I am so proud of him for seeing that and coming to me! He is now on his concerta in the morning, and a low dose of Ritalin at noon. It is working wonderfully, and I have even noticed his handwriting has become neater! I have to take him into audiology at the end of the month because he says (and the school says) he cannot hear well out of his right ear. He says at times he cannot hear out of it at all, so we shall see what is going on there.

My oldest son is planning a trip to Australia, and getting very impatient about it. My daughter still has her boyfriend, I have met his mother and I like them all! He is a really good kid and looks out for my daughter who can be very trusting and naive at times. I told him that she is lucky to have him, he replied that he is lucky to have her (awww....).

Also... does anyone think that Levi's jeans fit larger than the size states? I bought a pair of size 4's and they fit, but I have a hard time believing that I am my daughter's size.... I mean I will take it, but I do not want to look like a liar when I say I can fit in 4's... I know I can fit into a 7 normally without issue, but 4's??? Pssh...

Add your rants in the comments... I love to read them :)

5 comments:

pottymouthmommy said...

Depends which Levis they are- I know they are making a more "generous" cut for women that are made to fit that are supposed to follow our curves, as opposed to jeans that are made to fit one specific body type.

As far as the other rants- I can see your point, but I can also see the point of those who struggle to lose weight despite doing everything in their power to lose it. As you know I was banded in March- I'm physically incapable of "stuffing my face". I do Zumba at home using the discs two or three times a week, I take a 15 minute walk every day during my lunch break. And I've only lost HALF as much weight as you. I'm wearing two sizes smaller than I was- and yet I can't see the difference at all. Especially in pictures!!

Michelle said...

HAHAHA!!! You crazy chicklet!

Michelle

Laura said...

Christine I understand your thing, and for some weight loss is not a fast process, but there are some women that do not even TRY (or their definition of trying is maybe a week). I applaud the women that make the effort and stop looking for the miracle weight loss drug/diet/whatever, because it does not exist.

Also I have learned that stress, depression, and lack of sleep can be weight loss inhibitors as well. And to be honest, I don't see myself being as small as everyone else sees me. I think my eyes or my brain is broken...

Mary said...

Love your ranting Laura! I lmao the whole way through! Especially when you started talking about the kids. I'm always telling mine that 'M' stand for Mary, not maid!
You go girl!

Aly said...

I have PCOS! And while it is definitely not impossible to lose weight, it's certainly hell trying with a slow metabolism and very low energy... Personally speaking, anyway. I am proud though, lost about 40 pounds this past year. :)