Boot Camp Diaries.
That's what I should call this blog.. since it's taken over my life.
Clearly, the whole pumpkin thing wasn't a huge hit...live and learn.
So I was at boot camp today. We got paired up to work out.
I ended up with a very nice, muscular woman who likes to push herself... great. Even when I was athletic, I used to hold my breath and sit at the bottom of the pool to skip laps during swim practice.
So me and, we will call her Toni, start our workout. Today, Josh has decided that we are going "heavy". Awesome. I pick up some 10 lb weights for should press... she tells me I need to use 15. Okay. Fine.
The workout is going along fine. Toni is doing more weight than anyone else and really pushing me to do the same. She tells me how she trained someone who lost 7 lbs in a month. And how she hiked for 8 hours the day before. Then she says this:
"Would you believe it if I told you I used to weigh 195 pounds?"
I responded, "Wow." trying to end the conversation.
Assuming I want to know more (wrong), she says, "In 3 months I dropped 60 pounds. I went from a size 16 to a 2."
Again, I say, "Wow."
Then, she leans in lowers her voice and drops this little goodie:
"I was even bigger than you."
Wait. What? Did she just say she was even bigger then me?
Trying not to laugh, I smile and say, "Really?"
Then she says, "Yeah, and my husband didn't even leave me."
I turned around biting the inside of me checks to keep from cackling.
What is wrong with people?
I have no idea what I would have said to that woman. The nerve!
You must have SOME husband if he hasn't left you (yet) because of your weight *read sarcasm*
Sometimes I don't even understand people. I mean... first, who says that? I mean really, what went through her head? Second, the fact that she even connects her weight to her marriage makes me really sad for her :/ I mean, goodness knows if my marriage were tied to my weight, I would be headed for some serious problems!
Anyway, wanted you to know I have the pumpkins and the ribbons...it'll happen. My camera battery is dead, I will show them.
I will take her down.
When I have her down, I will shove Twinkies, Ho-Hos, and Debbie Cakes in her mouth. Repeatedly. Until she barfs. And then I'll shove more junk in.
And what she meant to say is
"I know, and even though I have no tact and I'm obviously only interested in talking about me he didn't leave me"
That's what she MEANT to say.
PLEASE MORE PUNKIN TIME???
I want you to know, I like the pumpkin thing, I just didn't do it b/c they wouldn't survive a minute over here.
As for Toni - there'd be a lot of divorces in this country if being a size 16 was a justifiable excuse. But, I can't believe she likened you to a size 16. Perhaps she lost her manners with her weight.
And I LOVED your pumpkin idea. I'm going to gather my supplies tomorrow and have some fun with the glue gun. LOL!
Kind of reminds me of those old Pantene commercials... "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful. I used to look like you." What?! Did she just call me ugly?! Oh, NO she di'int!
Your pumpkins are adorable. I am just betting that a lot of people were like me and didn't get theirs made yet.
(Forget the fact that Marilyn Monroe was a 16, or that most of the centerfolds in PlayBoy are curvy girls, or that men love boobs and butts.)
I mean, if your not a size 2 and killing yourself at the gym, you just don't deserve love. Duh.
Besides I know you are beautiful - inside & outside. And she must have some serious addiction to working out to talk like that. So unhealthy.
"I know what you mean...I used to be ugly...even uglier than you!!"
Or you could have kicked her.
But you did what I would have done...you just went home and blogged about her.
I can't wait to hear about what Toni does to you tomorrow...
I went to buy my pumpkins today but my 3 year old had a meltdown...tomorrow!! I already have ribbon in mind!
SO NOT ME RIGHT NOW!
LOL! That was unbelievable!!
Wow! The nerve!!
'and he didn't even leave me' - What is that?
Toni: blah, blah, blah and he didn't even leave me!
Tiffany: Then he's an idiot.
I always think of the "right" things to say 10 minutes later. Good for you for holding your tongue. Toni definitely has a full set of luggage going on there.
P.S. I love, love your pumpkin idea!! But it's in '90s here - difficult to get into the Fall Harvest spirit.
People kill me. They say the dumbest things! You had more restraint than I would have!
Boot camp,huh? My sis says it's kicking her butt! I love the pumpkins too...just haven't had time to do them...I'm room mom for both boys and doing lots of work at church! I will get around to it and let you know!
I enjoy your writing Tiffany, very nice blog!
I can't believe what some people think are socially appropriate comments.
Glad you could laugh at "Toni".
I thought your pumpkin idea was great! Perhaps it was just a little early in the season for pumpkins?
this is my first visit here..popped over from SITSahood where i am a newbie!
love this post. gotta add you to my reader so i can remember to come back and soak up more of this bloggy goodness!
I'd have said "No he's probably too scard of you and shagging a cuddly girl on the side!"
Honestly how rude was that...
Can't believe she said that. With apologies to anyone reading this who has a size 2 backside ... most that are that size aren't much to look at and must be pretty uncomfortable to sit on !
What's this competitive thing that some women have about clothing size anyway?
That was not right. Some people have such nerve...........
Now as for the exercise... I have discovered that I am an anorexic in remission. You know, I kicked it's butt... They walk by a mirror and think they're fat. I walk by one, and don't realize I'm as fat as I am! That's why I hate pix!! love the blog! Jerri in KY