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Old 02-01-2013, 08:07 PM   #1
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Looks like I'm carrying a carb baby! -__-

So I just jumped on the low carb bandwagon again yesterday after battling on and off for the past year after sucessfully losing 70lbs (75% to goal). While in the parking lot at Toys R Us, a man on a bike asked us if we had any money to spare. I reached into my purse and gave him $5 to which he replied oh I am so sorry, I don't usually ask pregnant ladies for money... at first I was like then realized what he was saying and my mouth just dropped open to which he replies again, wait are you not pregnant? You look like you could be 1-2 months! The nerve of some people! I'm carrying my 2.5 year old son and he says, "oh I'm sorry well you just had a kid soooo... ummm yeah almost 3 years ago! He should have just rode away while he still could, instead of embarressing the both of us. Well now I know that my decision to start LCing again was a good one because apparently the 14lbs I gained back over the year all went to my stomach -__- I am carrying a carb baby lol
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Don't feel bad... a long time ago, at a weight of 110 lbs wearing a high waisted dress, I was given some comment regarding my "pregnancy" (I've never been pregnant).
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It's happened to lots of us--having someone ask when we were due, etc. when not pregnant. Try not to let it get to you. And remember he said "You look like you could be 1-2 months"--not about to give birth; that implies your tummy might have been seen by him as having a tiny, hardly noticeable baby bump. Most women--even slender ones--carry a little fat in the tummy, because that's part of natural female curves. 14 pounds is not a lot to lose, and you'll get there soon.

Someone once quoted Oprah Winfrey here about saying she wouldn't ask a woman she didn't know about her pregnancy unless the woman went into labor right before her eyes. Probably a good policy.
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He probably wanted the $5 for drugs, because he obviously was going through some sort of hallucinogenic detox while he was speaking to you. Some people shouldn't be allowed to speak. EVER!
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I use to get this all the time when I WAS NOT carry a baby!! I have 2 boys but I got that comment when I was not pregnant!! Sorry some people just should keep their mouth shut!! Glad you are back with us sure have missed you!!!!
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I hate stupid ppl... u should have took your $ back lol
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:24 AM   #7
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When will people learn never to ask someone if they're pregnant???? You can get hurt that way! Lol
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It's happened to me. I think it should be called the plight of the apple shape!
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One nice thing about being older......no one assumes I'm prego.....lol
I used to be asked that and that was my clue to start losing weight. They were usually more embarrassed then me.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:39 PM   #10
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Hey, maybe it was your gorgeous glow that confused him! I like Oprah's comment. Sorry you had to go through that--and good for you for being so generous.
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So I just jumped on the low carb bandwagon again yesterday after battling on and off for the past year after sucessfully losing 70lbs (75% to goal). While in the parking lot at Toys R Us, a man on a bike asked us if we had any money to spare. I reached into my purse and gave him $5 to which he replied oh I am so sorry, I don't usually ask pregnant ladies for money... at first I was like then realized what he was saying and my mouth just dropped open to which he replies again, wait are you not pregnant? You look like you could be 1-2 months! The nerve of some people! I'm carrying my 2.5 year old son and he says, "oh I'm sorry well you just had a kid soooo... ummm yeah almost 3 years ago! He should have just rode away while he still could, instead of embarressing the both of us. Well now I know that my decision to start LCing again was a good one because apparently the 14lbs I gained back over the year all went to my stomach -__- I am carrying a carb baby lol
I have gotten that for the last 19 years.... So I feel your pain.
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I have definitely been confused with my 5 months preggo coworker... by our doctor. We don't even look the same! He was mortified when he figured it out, but the damage was pretty much done...
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Someone once quoted Oprah Winfrey here about saying she wouldn't ask a woman she didn't know about her pregnancy unless the woman went into labor right before her eyes. Probably a good policy.
That's my policy
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:31 AM   #14
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As a rule, people who panhandle are not known for their tact and witty banter.

Maybe you should have said, "I usually don't give money to people who are stoned.... but in your case, I'll make an exception. You ARE high, aren't you?"
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So I just jumped on the low carb bandwagon again yesterday after battling on and off for the past year after sucessfully losing 70lbs (75% to goal). While in the parking lot at Toys R Us, a man on a bike asked us if we had any money to spare. I reached into my purse and gave him $5 to which he replied oh I am so sorry, I don't usually ask pregnant ladies for money... at first I was like then realized what he was saying and my mouth just dropped open to which he replies again, wait are you not pregnant? You look like you could be 1-2 months! The nerve of some people! I'm carrying my 2.5 year old son and he says, "oh I'm sorry well you just had a kid soooo... ummm yeah almost 3 years ago! He should have just rode away while he still could, instead of embarressing the both of us. Well now I know that my decision to start LCing again was a good one because apparently the 14lbs I gained back over the year all went to my stomach -__- I am carrying a carb baby lol
Babycakez, don't let it get to you, I had a coworker who touched my stomach to check to see if I was pregnant and she WAS NOT someone that I knew that well AT ALL!!! I was in my 20's then and now I am in my 40's and I STILL get the looks but then people realize that I am just fat!!!! I am glad to be on this low carb plan and I am FINALLY after many times of starting and restarting, I am finally losing some weight!!!!!!! I have never been pregnant but my mother and I always carried the majority of our weight in our abdomen and I will be glad to lose the remaining 50 plus pounds I need to lose the stomach!!

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:38 PM   #16
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People are quite blind and even less tactful. I, unlike you, am over eight months pregnant. And yet people still don't notice and are surprised when I affirm it. They mean to compliment me for carrying so small (despite measuring ahead) but it just comes off as implying I hit the dessert tray hard instead!

Just grin and bear it, or gently correct them. Most people mean nothing by it
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:50 PM   #17
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Babycakez I am glad to see you back posting - some people just have no tact. You'll have your 14 off in no time and be heading your way on to goal!!

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I was OVERDUE with my daughter, at the playground with my 2-yr-old son praying "please let this be the day!"

And a woman I'd been chatting with for the past hour was shocked to discover I was pregnant. The exact quote was, "You're PREGNANT? You mean you're not Fff.....~horrified blush~"

My reply was, "Yes, I'm pregnant. 9 months. I'm also fat."
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So my question is, did you give him the money after that???

I got this all the time too, especially since I was an older mother with my second child (41) and my belly is huge. It has slowed down now that I'm mostly grey, thank goodness. People who have a lot more impulse control than a parking lot beggar have asked me.

The other day, I was driving past the post office and saw a mail carrier, in his uniform shorts, with skinny stick legs and an enormous belly. He looked 40 weeks pregnant, I swear. I felt like I should buy him a copy of Wheat Belly.

Then I went home and looked in the mirror. Despite 60 lb weight loss (so far) and no grains for 1 1/2 years, I still have an enormous belly myself. I'm still FAT darnit!

Just praying it goes AWAY.
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Don't feel bad... a long time ago, at a weight of 110 lbs wearing a high waisted dress, I was given some comment regarding my "pregnancy" (I've never been pregnant).
Rediculous! I cannot fathom how someone could think that!!

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It's happened to lots of us--having someone ask when we were due, etc. when not pregnant. Try not to let it get to you. And remember he said "You look like you could be 1-2 months"--not about to give birth; that implies your tummy might have been seen by him as having a tiny, hardly noticeable baby bump. Most women--even slender ones--carry a little fat in the tummy, because that's part of natural female curves. 14 pounds is not a lot to lose, and you'll get there soon.

Someone once quoted Oprah Winfrey here about saying she wouldn't ask a woman she didn't know about her pregnancy unless the woman went into labor right before her eyes. Probably a good policy.
Yes, Thank god I don't have as much to loose as I probably should have if I wasn't constantly going on and off low carb for the past year. I'm sure I'd be back at my highest if not more by now. I am lucky he said 1-2 months and not ready to pop lol. I actually looked like I was pregnant at my highest weight of 267 though, no lie there.





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He probably wanted the $5 for drugs, because he obviously was going through some sort of hallucinogenic detox while he was speaking to you. Some people shouldn't be allowed to speak. EVER!
LOL! I know right!? I always wonder if they are telling the truth or not. I take after my mom, she is a very generous person so I'm always giving people money. I also work as a waitress and make tips so I've always been generous in giving tips as well... even when I don't feel like I should.

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I use to get this all the time when I WAS NOT carry a baby!! I have 2 boys but I got that comment when I was not pregnant!! Sorry some people just should keep their mouth shut!! Glad you are back with us sure have missed you!!!!
Thank you! Sure have missed you too!

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I hate stupid ppl... u should have took your $ back lol
That's what I said after we got in the car. Everyone I told the story to asks me if I asked for it back. Wish I did.

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When will people learn never to ask someone if they're pregnant???? You can get hurt that way! Lol
Most definitely. I kind of stood there contemplating if I should hit him, take my money back or brush it off and complain about it later. I took choice #3 haha.

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It's happened to me. I think it should be called the plight of the apple shape!
Once we get to our healthy goal weight it will just be one of those things we can laugh about and be thankful for situations like this that help us stay motivated so it doesn't happen again.


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One nice thing about being older......no one assumes I'm prego.....lol
I used to be asked that and that was my clue to start losing weight. They were usually more embarrassed then me.
Oh yea, he was beyond embarrassed. I guess that is there punishment for asking such dumb questions. He should have just just up after he realized his mistake lol.

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Hey, maybe it was your gorgeous glow that confused him! I like Oprah's comment. Sorry you had to go through that--and good for you for being so generous.

I wish haha! I too agree with Oprah.

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I have gotten that for the last 19 years.... So I feel your pain.
aww, no fun! *hugs*

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see picture to the left... ha!


I have definitely been confused with my 5 months preggo coworker... by our doctor. We don't even look the same! He was mortified when he figured it out, but the damage was pretty much done...
Some of us just arn't blessed with all over weight gain rather just tummy gain! When I gained my 14lbs back this time I know for a fact that it all went to my tummy because I'm sporting a nice new muffin top now lol


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As a rule, people who panhandle are not known for their tact and witty banter.

Maybe you should have said, "I usually don't give money to people who are stoned.... but in your case, I'll make an exception. You ARE high, aren't you?"
If it ever happens again (hopefully not) I will be armed and loaded with insults to fire back lol

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Babycakez, don't let it get to you, I had a coworker who touched my stomach to check to see if I was pregnant and she WAS NOT someone that I knew that well AT ALL!!! I was in my 20's then and now I am in my 40's and I STILL get the looks but then people realize that I am just fat!!!! I am glad to be on this low carb plan and I am FINALLY after many times of starting and restarting, I am finally losing some weight!!!!!!! I have never been pregnant but my mother and I always carried the majority of our weight in our abdomen and I will be glad to lose the remaining 50 plus pounds I need to lose the stomach!!
I bet! I even hated when random people would come up and touch my stomach while I was pregnant, can't imagine them doing it while I'm not. The comments are already enough.

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People are quite blind and even less tactful. I, unlike you, am over eight months pregnant. And yet people still don't notice and are surprised when I affirm it. They mean to compliment me for carrying so small (despite measuring ahead) but it just comes off as implying I hit the dessert tray hard instead!

Just grin and bear it, or gently correct them. Most people mean nothing by it
I know, my manager is 7 months pregnant and she got offended when a lady asked her when she was due and then laughed at her when she said in April because apparently her friend sitting next to her was 9 months (due in 2 days) and she said my manager looked way bigger. My manager took that as an insult saying she looked fat. So yea it just depends on how people take things. I'm not upset about it but it is fun to joke around about. Do I like it? no but I won't loose sleep over it.

When are you due? My sister in law is due Feb 18th but she is most likely being induced on Monday the 11th due to complications. Hoping you have a fast labor and quick recovery!


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Babycakez I am glad to see you back posting - some people just have no tact. You'll have your 14 off in no time and be heading your way on to goal!!

Audrey
Thank you, it is refreshing to be back. So far so good, already down 7 of those 14 pounds in the first 3 days. Not sure why so much but hey I'm not complaining lol

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I was OVERDUE with my daughter, at the playground with my 2-yr-old son praying "please let this be the day!"

And a woman I'd been chatting with for the past hour was shocked to discover I was pregnant. The exact quote was, "You're PREGNANT? You mean you're not Fff.....~horrified blush~"

My reply was, "Yes, I'm pregnant. 9 months. I'm also fat."

That is just horrible! I can't imagine how she could not notice, especially at 9 months! Just like that show on TV (I didn't know I was pregnant) when even the actual mother couldn't tell they were pregnant. I couldn't imagine not knowing if I was pregnant for an entire 9 months, there are so many symptoms it just blows my mind!


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So my question is, did you give him the money after that???

I got this all the time too, especially since I was an older mother with my second child (41) and my belly is huge. It has slowed down now that I'm mostly grey, thank goodness. People who have a lot more impulse control than a parking lot beggar have asked me.

The other day, I was driving past the post office and saw a mail carrier, in his uniform shorts, with skinny stick legs and an enormous belly. He looked 40 weeks pregnant, I swear. I felt like I should buy him a copy of Wheat Belly.

Then I went home and looked in the mirror. Despite 60 lb weight loss (so far) and no grains for 1 1/2 years, I still have an enormous belly myself. I'm still FAT darnit!

Just praying it goes AWAY.
Too bad I handed him the money before he made the comment otherwise I would have been like aww man looks like I just spent it, sorry good luck & goodnight... but that wasn't the case lol. I do the same thing too always thinking wow, that person should not be wearing a shirt like that where you can see all those rolls then I look in the mirror and feel like a hypocrite haha. We'll get there eventually though!

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Oh man, so rude! I've had the opposite, people couldn't tell until I was 7 months, thought I was just overweight, not pregnant and overweight haha.
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