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Friday, May 04, 2007

UnPoetry Friday!

The word from Mona is "belly"! I can't say that the word inspired me to write beautiful or serious poetry because I couldn't get past the ugly image of fat bellies hanging out over the edge of low rise jeans, and more specifically, MY belly and MY jeans!

As if aging didn't contribute enough to the demise of a flat stomach, the drug that I am on, (amitryptaline) for some pain issues, has been a rather LARGE factor in this unsavoury and undesirable phenomena! In short, I hate it! (I know you'll understand why I passed on posting a picture!)

On an otherwise long and lanky frame, I think a 9lb-overweight-gut is just magnified all the more. I have never had kids so I don't even qualify to use that as a partial explanation or excuse.

It's enough weight to make a whole size change in the wrong direction! In my hopefulness that this dire situation is temporary, I buy new clothes (pants and shorts) at second hand shops because I refuse to pay full price for something I think I won't be wearing for long.

The stupid thing is that the drug has not relieved any of the pain although, I do get a better sleep while taking it. The other day, while I struggled to get the fly done up on my pre-loved jeans, I knew had had enough! I realized that the muscle pain I have doesn't hold a candle to the pain I have of not being able to do the zipper and button up on my pants!

This discovery necessitated a trip to the pharmacy to find out how I safely wean myself off this enemy of mine. It's almost been a week of and I've already noticed about 2 lb drop. Yahoo!

Now, excuse me while I go out to exercise with my Nordic Walking poles and trek up to my attic to bring down my OLD jeans!



Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! I can only wish you well and hope you have better days. Remember you're a gem. Do take care.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Blogger mystic rose said...

wow!! really? a two pound drop that quickly..thats amazing.. that was some drug,with serious side effects moi.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Blogger Mona Buonanotte said...

Absolutely the best thing to the meds that don't do the job, and into your old clothes! I do hope you find some pain relief soon that doesn't mess with your belly!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Blogger Maggie said...

Yay for getting back into skinny jeans.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Blogger meno said...

You keep on walking! Good for you for knowing what to do about this drug.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Blogger Jocelyn said...

I've had a gut for life, from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. Having kids didn't make much difference, nor does exercise. It's just genetics!

Good for you and your Nordic walking.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Twilite: Thanks! I think I'm doing as well as I can. I hope the pain syndrome goes away on its own.

Mystic: Yep! I'm not likin' it one bit! If I keep exerdising every day while I'm weaning, it'll come off.

Mona: Maybe it'll magically go away because I think a lot of drugs will pack on pounds, especially the kind that chill you out because they slow down your metabolism.

Maggie: Well, I'm hoping but it will be hard work on my part too!

meno: Thanks. Yeah, I've been on enough drugs to know you don't just quit cold turkey without asking. The urban poling is going well.

Jocelyn: Thanks..I love the Nordic Walking! It's going well and heart targets are being met. I still get weird looks around toen!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Blogger Bob said...

lotsa luck w/the pain amelioration, and regaining your svelte figure!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Blogger gr said...

I ask you, do your cats care what your belly looks like????

Friday, May 04, 2007

Blogger GEWELS said...

What happens to our bodies is less harmful than what happens to our brains when we can't get into the skinny jeans. Yup, I own 4 different sizes of clothes- refusing to get rid of any (unless they are terribly out of style).
One day they WILL fit again!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Bob: Thanks, I am trying so hard to get results and put up with the pain.

Gr: "All the softer to cuddle up to, my dear! Now back to my mouse!"

Gewels: I hear ya..I have 4 sizes too...but bet they're not your sizes...mine go from 7/8 to 13/14! I hate that we've been socialized to think we're an aberration if we've got an extra 10 lb! You can get away with a butt but not a gut!!!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Blogger steve said...

The thought of you in any discomfort is a wound to the heart. Be careful going up into that attic.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Anonymous chase said...

God I am also struggling in losing weight. It is weird since I used to have this kind of discipline to train everyday and eat the right food but now I am just getting lazier and lazier. How I wished I can changed these things in a jiffy so I can wear my old jeans too!

Anyway, hope you are feeling okay.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Blogger Siren said...

wow good for you. exercise makes one feel so good all over anyway so i think in every sense what you're doing is a positive thing. cheerios

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Steve: You're a nutbar but I love your comments! I might wound myself trying to stuff my gut into the jeans and getting it stuck in the zipper! You're lucky you don't have these problems! Good thing my attic stairs aren't hard to negotiate...the biggest danger is trying to breathe when it's hot like a sauna!

Chase: Yes, you eat great food! What did you do for exercise? You have to get back to that I guess and we're all getting older...even you! (You look very young, though!)

Siren: Yes, I agree. I'm doing all I can. Thanks for the visit. I think you were here once a very long time ago!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Blogger Celestine Wee said...

i certainly agree that nirvana is a state beyond rising above the ego. even after reaching the point where self-image isn't such a concern, usually there still remains that reference point between others and ourselves. we have to get past that before anything else. i dont quite agree with everything buddha says tho. he has some theories on life and suffering that seems to be not holistic enough.

anyway i came to your blog through goatman's. thanks for reading my poem.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

I agree totally...we do tend to see ourselves in the face of others and so want to be what they expect us to be, even if it isn't who we really are. I hate that we are socialized to think we should be besutiful and skiiny!
If I were in Cavemen days, I wouldn't give my extra 9 lb a fleeting thought, never mind the jeans thing!!!

I do love the all-emcompassing inclusive nature and just be kind to others philosophy of Dalai Llama but the ritual things, I can do without. He just exudes sweetness!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Blogger Annelisa said...

While you were answering your last comment, MOI, I was trying to post a very long comment of my own on here, and my son's laptop froze at that vital moment. I couldn't even copy the comment, and post it... oh so frustrating!

So, having turned off the laptop twice, and restarted it (for the nth time this morning!), I'll have another go, and hope it waits until after I post before it freezes again!

10lbs is nothing for your tall stature, surely? I'm smaller than you, and when I stopped smoking (2 and 1/2 years ago) I put on a stone. Then I put on another half... my 'skinny jeans' mock me everytime I open my drawer!

Still, I see it as a trade off between the sometimes cravings I still have (which could draw me into a very unhealthy habit again), and a few extra pounds (which simply eat away at my ego)... I guess it's been the same for you, and your ego's just won the game :-)

But I seriously hope your pain stops real soon... I'll continue with the healing vibes... and crossed fingers!!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

I'd be throwing that laptop...grrr..I have zero tolerance for technology that doesn't work! Even tech that DOES work!!

1o lb is not making me morbidly or clinically obese, but it looks awful,is extra work for my heart and my clothes don't fit and I know I have been and can still be better so all adds up really bothers me! What is a stone worth in pounds?

Thanks for the healing the pain vibes. What a weird problem on top of everything else!!! I always knew I was unique!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Blogger Pauline said...

Just spent the morning at second hand stores trying on pants with elastic waists that I can fit into until I start to shed pounds. Hope you can find another solution to the muscle pain that doesn't cause you to gain weight!

Off topic. Here are your five questions from a post of mine you commented on a few weeks ago :)

Pauline’s questions for MOI

1. Is there an item in your household you could not do without? Name it and tell why.

2. If you could have a day-long discussion with three people, who would they be and what would you talk about?

3. What would you change about the way the world works?

4. How do you spend your free time?

5. What do you believe in passionately?

Bonus question: If you had to give up one of your sense, which would it be?

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Blogger Teri said...

Wow - it's no fair having to take meds that both make you gain weight AND don't help. (here's hoping the pain subsides!)

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Pauline: Yeah, so you hear me on the "fat" clothes!

Thanks for the my draft box almost done...I'll let you know when I've posted the answers.

teri: ain't fair! Wish there was a drug that they'd apologise for having you crave celery and lose weight!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Anonymous colleen said...

Ever since my cesareans I have a belly flap around the scar. But even when I was young I deemed my belly to jelly to expose it in a bikini.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Blogger LynClay said...

It sounds like the medicine was just giving you side effects you didn't want M.O.I. My daughter was on a prescription med for her migraines and it had the opposite effect, she lost lots of weight but looked great because she needed to lose some. Now she's keeping off the natural way, going to the gym because the medicine had awful side effects.
Thank you for sharing the breathtaking photos of spring up in your area in your posts, what a wonderful sight for my eyes!! Spring does have a tension as if the earth is ready to spring into action, I love it!! LOL my word verification is zzzuglst (I was sleeping and the last to post!?)

Monday, May 07, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Colleen: I never wore a bikini well but I haven't had kids so what can be my excue?!

Lynclay: Rats! Why couldn't I be on that kind of med and have it work?!

You're welcome..I'm going to post some more as spring opens up!

Monday, May 07, 2007


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