Monday, March 01, 2010

Malady

Went to the show on Friday. Saw It's Complicated which, at $12.50 for a matinee, was a bit overpriced. I liked it though since I could pretty much watch Meryl Streep sleep and be riveted. And who doesn't like Jack Dona, oh wait, Alec Baldwin? The music really tickled me too which is why when I thought about it the following day, I looked it up on Itunes. Right there while I was seated busying myself with morning duties, I bought the theme song. It felt so 2010 plus the whole two birds thing. It is cool to be alive these days.

So I've been all narded up about my body again. It's so lame, I'm 44, nowhere near overweight, and yet the tire is developing cellulitey areas which Serge is quick to mention. (It's only fair, he gave into his buddha belly ages ago.I may have teased him once or a million times about it.) However, when I poke around to find what is supposed to be my "ideal weight", the result is about two pounds less than where I'm at right now. Two pounds. What am I a 15 year old girl? I was on the phone with em the other day and I asked her. "When is letting go a good thing and when is it a bad thing?" See because you know when you meet someone that you haven't seen in a long time and you think, "Wow, he really let himself go." That would be the bad kind of letting go, right? Em said, "Letting go is ALWAYS a good thing." I'm not so sure.

Things I've noticed:

* Pectoral jiggling while dancing. Moreso than before anyway.

* When I sit in a hard backed chair, it feels like a little roll of fat spills over the top a bit.

* My face looks younger.

* Two words. Pubic pillow.

Alec Baldwin takes his shirt off in the movie and acts insecure about his weight. (Well his character anyway.) I'm sure he'd be considered overweight, possibly obese, but he still looks pretty good. Plus he's in his 50's. I think once I hit 50, I'll stop trying to have the physique of a 25 year old.

*****

On Saturday, Serge and I hammered out the details for a will. When we got to the part about what happens if we both die at the same time, I was ready to put down pretty much anything because it seems like that scenario is the most highly unlikely, and how could I possibly care anyway, because I'll be dead. Serge agonized about who should get what while I kept saying, "Why do you care, you'll be dead?" He told me that I was the only one in the world who thinks like that. I don't know. I mean we don't have any kids and if the logical thing happens and we outlive our parents, who's left? He took it very seriously though talking about that practical certainty of both of us perishing in an automobile accident. Or a plane crash, after all, we do fly two or three times a year. We finally figured it out but now we have to take the next step and get it notarised. One thing I found out is that in the absence of a will, if one of us dies, the other only inherits 2/3s of the property. Ugh, what a nightmare that would be.

Hey, guess what? Today makes 20 months smoke free. Wahoomalunga!

24 comments:

Lemuel said...

Congrats on getting the will in order. Everyone should do it. I have that in order, but I still need to get my sorry butt in gear to get the legal stuff regarding my "medical wishes" done.

Rick said...

Two pounds overweight. You should be ashamed! We'll have to sign you up for Jenny Craig.

We just did our wills a few months back. It's a necessary evil. 2/3's ownership...is that a Canadian thing?

Schmutzie said...

I'm with you. I don't really care what happens to my stuff when I die. Set it all on fire, for all I care.

But, then, I don't have very nice stuff :)

Blobby said...

I'm right at my ideal weight, according to the BMI chart and I think I look iffy at best - hence my gym routine. I don't want a 25 yo body, but I'd settle for a good 40 yo one.

As for the will - good thing. We did it about 5 years ago and I finally felt like an adult.

My biggest provisions - who oks the life-support turn-off (after Denton, of course) and who gets to take care of the pets along w/a stipended to do so (if we both go together, that is)

Everything else - I could give a shit about.

CoffeeDog said...

good for you for being organized enough to have wills. We need to do that. Don't get me started on the whole tax thing, as you know, if one of us were to die, the US would tax my 401k out the wazoo and take money right from the hands of Mrs Coffeedog, my mate for life. Not fair.

I am a fat blob.

Rox said...

A word of advice, don't watch yourself having sex. If you're already feeling bad about how you look...oy, that's a killer!

I'm starting to think it's better to tan it than tone it.

The will thing makes me crazy. I want it all done. Derwood could care less.

Anonymous said...

20 months is awesome!! Congrats. Less than a kilo overweight seems well worth it!

A Lewis said...

Super great news on the 20 months!
As for the tire....umm humm. Normal. Expected. Predictable. We all have it. Just a little. Keep it at just a little.

GayProf said...

Congrats on 20 months! I doubt the "tire" is as visible as you make it sound.

Mark My Words said...

Just means there's more to love, as they say :)

I always get a little extra layer of belly in the winter, which comes off in the summer biking, although each year it seems to take a bit longer to get rid of.

Wahoomalunga!

Nick UK said...

You have three choices
* eat less
* exercise more
* learn to live with it

or as most people do, a combination of all three, lets face it we are all getting older.

Well done on the will, I also dont care what happens after I die as I will be dead, but I do have a will.

anne marie in philly said...

congrats on the smoking thing; think how much money you saved!

wills are a good thing, both property and living.

what, no mention of georgie?

Mel said...

When David & I did our wills there had to be a clause in there stating which one of us would be legally considered to have deceased first if we were to die together.

And seeing as I still have at least 25 # to lose before I get to my target weight, I'm not empathizing that much with your tire. There's a little spare and there's whoa Moby, and you are nowhere near the latter. Lighten up just a little.

LSL said...

Huge congrats on the 20 months! That's really something.

2 pounds overweight? I could only dream.

Birdie said...

You're worried about two pounds? Please. But I think it's great that you've gone 20 months without cigarettes! Most smokers add 10-20 pounds when they quit, so more power to you. Turn the mirror around and go have fun.

Rebekah said...

You know what gets me? I've lost a bit of weight, and I look older. Totally older. Wrinkles everywhere. Last weekend I was out with a 35-year-old friend, and someone asked if she was my daughter. MY DAUGHTER!

Good god. Botox doesn't seem so out of order now.

(My daughter?)

christopherc said...

1) Congrats on continuing to be smoke-free!!

2)Wills are always a good thing to have in order, we need to get to work on that here to prevent problems when on or both us keels over.

3) I think you look very nice and healthy... and if you can make it to 50 and still look 25 (which, you're on the way to doing); I say go for it!

Hope all is well,
-C

dirkmancuso said...

I think you look terrific but I totally get that whole "s/he has let her/himself go" fear.

Sigh.

Tatiana said...

Yeah I wouldn't worry about 'letting go' either - a few softer spots are nothing to cry about, but I know the feeling of watching the body age before your eyes and going WTF?

I'm with you on the will thing - once I'm gone who cares? I don't have any concerns about my stuff or even my body for that matter, seeing as I'm gone and all.

Congrats on smoking - week three for me. Still sucks.

Mark in DE said...

You're 44 and married. What do you care if something thinks "He let himself go"?

Interesting about the will and who/what to leave your stuff in the event you both perish together. Ours will go to my unmarried aunt if she's alive, and Spouse's neice and nephews.

David said...

Weight charts are misleading in both directions. Your weight could be perfect for your age and height, but you could still be in terrible shape. You could weight more or less than the ideal and look terrific. I am a good ten pounds below what my weight should be for my height and age, but I don't worry about it because for the most part I like what I see. That, for me, is the ultimate test. Not what the scale says, not what the charts say. What does the mirror say and do you like what you hear? Of course, it goes without saying that what you look like inside (heart health, lungs, digestive system, nervous system) is also very important.

Patricia said...

So it sounds like you're giving yourself 6 more years to care about looking like a 25 year old. Fifty is only a number as much as 44 is only a number as much as the 2 pounds is only a number above the one someone else is telling you is right. Ugh. Find one (more - yay no smoking!) good habit and put it in place. If you feel better in 6 months, find another. Your body will find its balance, it's the mind that'll get ya ;)

Says the fat chick.

Un-nard thyself.

S said...

Cellulite = sell you lies.

Don't believe a word of it.

tankmontreal said...

Only two/thirds? Even tho you're married? Yikes. Need to look into that.