I know that our bodies were made in such a way that if we eat too much junk, we gain weight. I know its that way so we stay healthy and live to fulfill out destiny's. (Ive been watching too much Merlin- that word is on the brain.) So there is a reason that our bodies were made to retain weight.
But I also wonder, if there could be a "legitimate female meltdown clause". This would be used for moments like a negative pregnancy test. Mothers Day when you don't have kids. Valentines day when you don't have a someone. Your period. Getting dumped. Having to go out with a creeper. Having to go up a size in pants. A run in your only pair of tights. Ripping your favorite shirt.
In those moments I think, as women, we should be able to consume as many calories as we want, and never gain anything. I think maybe female bodies in time of extreme sadness or stress, the hormones that trigger those things should also trigger an upsurge in our metabolism allowing us to burn off the amount of an entire gallon of chocolate ice cream in the time it takes to eat it.
I am just saying that sometimes, as women, there are stresses in our lives that men don't get. And I am tired of my husband eyeing my evening snackie (though he is sweet, AND smart enough to not say a word) and then I am tired of the scale saying it for him the next morning.
I WANT to eat the whole pan of cookies, ALRIGHT?!
I mean, men work out for one week and are RIPPED. Why does it take me a week to loose a single pound?
And men get to pee standing up!!
And don't tell me that women get to have kids. True, motherhood is the balm to most illnesses and is the best thing in the world. But motherhood is sometimes the very TRIGGER to these female only maladies that men don't understand. I am sorry baby but even if you get fat enough to understand stretch marks (unlikely) you will NEVER understand leaking through a t-shirt in the grocery line.
Basically, I want ice cream right now, and am mad because this morning I realized I need to LOOSE maybe 15 or 20 lbs and frankly, though I want to fit into my shorts- I don't want to loose weight. I just want to eat my ice cream and ride my bike and be fine.
(I know it works like that in your head- but the ice cream eating and calorie burning ratio have to meet and the amount of ice cream I want to eat right now wouldn't be burned off in my normal workout session.)