The best thing about being pregnant is being able to nod your head when people ask you if you are pregnant. You don’t have to worry about pulling your stomach in you can just enjoy your bump, even if your bump is half bump have fat.
But out of pregnancy things can be a completely different story.
I am very unlucky in the sense that I gain the majority of my weight around my stomach area and I could imagine I am probably carrying about 2-3 stone (about 20 kilos) just in this area that needs to be gone.
So it’s no surprise that over the years many people have asked me if I am pregnant because I probably look a bit that way. To the outside world I probably look like I could pass for a 24 week pregnant woman and its something I very rarely think of unless someone mentions it to me.
Well it has happened again recently (well last weekend) Kyle and I were out doing a car boot together to help him raise some money for a new mobile phone and the Portuguese stall holder next to me offered me her chair because she thought I was pregnant.
And ouch again!
The worst thing for me was that I was wearing a bum bag for the day so all this does is highlight my stomach even more than normal.
But at the same time if you were older people wouldn’t ask you if you were pregnant because they would know that the maths just wouldn’t work and the chances of it would be remote. But if you fall into the 20-40 age range and have a chubby stomach then it is automatically assumed that you are pregnant.
But how many of us would turn around and say “yes” even if they were not pregnant, just because they know that they will never see that person again and that it will prevent any embarrassment?
I did think of doing that for a split second and then walked away.
I suppose it doesn’t happen to me everyday and it gives me that kick I need to get rid of this horrible fat stomach that I insist on carrying around with me!