This is how you know you think about food far too much.

Recently I was lugging my hefty arse homeward up the hill, when I caught sight of a sign above a shop on the high street. Half the sign was obscured as I went around the corner, so I could only see:


Ooh wow! My heart skipped with excitement. Continental Bakery! There’s a bakery in this wee town! Happy days. But then I got closer and saw the whole thing.


How bloody sad am I?

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Apologies for the lack of updates, work has been hellish. As for the Wednesday Weigh-In, I decided not to last week. I got on the scales last Monday night to find I was 3.5 kilos heavier than the previous weigh in. 3.5 kilos gained in 5 days? What the bloody hell!?

I can’t believe I am going to write about this, but I have always vowed to be honest about my weight loss adventures. And my adventures this past week just so happen to revolve around the complete TURMOIL in my digestive system.

I have never, ever had any problems with this sort of thing in my life but last week was crazy! Who knows why it happened? SC and I speculated at great length. Perhaps it’s the move to a mostly vegetarian diet, or the raging PMS, or the two under-ripe pears I ate (schoolgirl error, by the way – eating ONE under ripe pear is forgivable but to reach straight back into the fruit basket and scoff another?!).

Anyway, I was alarmed that after just five weeks of marriage our conversations had already degenerated into bodily function analysis. SC has no problems with this; he could talk for hours about the tonal variations of farts, how different foods prompt different pitches. Myself on the other hand had to admit to being somewhat of a bodily functions prude.

It took almost a year before I even so much as farted in front of SC. He was restrained at first, until Christmas Eve 2003 when I made a lentil curry for dinner. I was walking back to my room having taken our dirty plates to the kitchen, and there he was with his butt poised over the open window ledge and a guilty look on his face. What a gentleman, directing his farts out into the cold night air! These days he lets them rip any time and any place, quite often offering me a finger to pull.

Anyway, I can fart in front of him now but once we moved in I was rather self conscious about the toilet, as we’re only in a small flat and the walls are thin. So I tend to wait til the music is up loud before I go. Or wait til I’m at work. I confessed this to him last Monday night right after I’d confessed that I was having "problems".

"You wait til you’re AT WORK? Wouldn’t you be even more afraid of making noise?"

"Oh I’m pretty stealth, but as a precaution I go around 9.30 – 10 AM when everyone’s still at their desks drinking their coffee."

"Why don’t you just go here? I won’t hear anything! I won’t make fun of you!"

"But you DO already! Whenever I’m in the bath and I shift around and the bath makes that creaky squeaky noise I can hear you in the next room going, ‘AAHHAHAHA!’, even though it’s just THE BATH!"

"Well why don’t you just say to me, ‘Turn the music up, I’m going in!’"

Then he went on to say I shouldn’t be self conscious especially now we’re married and stuck with each other – I should just get in there and LET IT ALL OUT! What a sweetheart. But the next evening there had still been no movement at the station, I was in total agony – nauseous, crampy and almost crying because my stomach was so rock-hard bloated. Plus I’d "gained" another half-kilo. He was so sweet, I could see a million off-colour jokes running through his head but he managed to hold back!

Then next day I got home from work and instead of Hello Darling I got a gleeful, "I’ve been reading about constipation on the Internet!". He’d trekked to the chemist and got me some horrid little green pills. I took one as directed and now we just had to wait 10 to 12 hours for the "predictive relief" to kick in. That night as we drifted off to sleep he said, "All this anticipation, it’s worse than Christmas Eve. What a week – the new MotoGP season starting and waiting for your pills to work – I cannae stand the excitment!"

He called me at lunchtime the next day, "Soooo… how are… things?"

"Things are FINE, thank you! The building has been safely evacuated! Crisis averted!"


Anyway, like I said, I dunno why this happened but I hope I never have to go through that excruciating pain again. Sorry to share that with you but I wanted you to know why I could not face the scale on Wednesday. Things are fine now and those 3.5 kilos are disappearing. I am back on track with my exercise; this running program is HELL but I know it is good for me but that’s another entry altogether! I think that’s quite enough for one day, eh?

14 thoughts on “Evacuate!

  1. ohhh its so good that you are ‘back on track’ you really farted in front of him after 1year? it took me 5 years OOO and as for toilet activity its been a little under a year now. yeah and weve been together almost 8 years πŸ˜€ funny how these things are.. he farted in front of me on the 3rd day, said it was ok since he was going to marry me anyway LOL talk about cocky

  2. Sorry to hear you’ve been suffering. Very nasty indeed…

    This whole thing reminded me of that advert I’ve seen at the cinema – I can’t remember what it’s for, but it shows a couple on a bed, and everything’s all romantic until the air is rent with a familiar sound. They grin and carry on, and the tagline’s “For real lovers”…

    Although I do think you should always apologize if you burp just as a kiss was about to happen. However unintentional it was.

  3. Just in case you didn’t know already… that boy’s a keeper. Go ahead, throw away the receipt.

    Glad to hear the, uh, fire drill went well. You had us a little worried there with your absence.

  4. It’s the opposite in our relationship πŸ™‚ I go with the toilet door OPEN! And get narky when he won’t come & talk to me. πŸ™‚ Poor darling gets SO embarrassed. He waits til I’ve gone to work before he does his business!

    Your hubby sounds wonderful – I agree – he is a keeper!

  5. OH!!! And YAY to start of MotoGP! Although I’m sure my work doesn’t think that – me staying up til 1.30am to watch bike racing!!! Hanging out for October!!!

  6. Well you’ll be pleased to know your ‘bodily functions’ make GREAT reading! hehehe! What a hilarious entry… I’m sure it wasn’t hilarious at the time, but at least you learnt something… and that boy of yours is definitely a keeper!

  7. OH, DG… I know you are talking about sufferring and all that… but you are hilarious. LOLOL. Thanks for that.
    Lisa xxx

  8. LMAO – I am SO sorry but couldn’t help but laugh. Not at your discomfort mind you but the way in which you told your story.

    Funny Taylore and I talk about our bowel issues constantly. We have termed the phrase “poop agent” for the stuff we (normally me, because I always seemed to be backed up, especially during PMS) take.

    I remember our first conversation on AIM about it and said “I cannot believe we are talking about this!” But it makes for some interesting convo’s, lol.

  9. He bought you laxatives? How ROMANTIC! ;>

    Unfortunately, I’m the ‘stinky butt’ in our relationship, so we got that stuff out of the way nice and early. Not as bad as an ex of my cousin, who turned to her as they were watching TV on the couch and said, “Have we been going out long enough for me to fart in front of you?”

    What a gent.

  10. He bought you laxatives? How ROMANTIC! ;>

    Unfortunately, I’m the ‘stinky butt’ in our relationship, so we got that stuff out of the way nice and early. Not as bad as an ex of my cousin, who turned to her as they were watching TV on the couch and said, “Have we been going out long enough for me to fart in front of you?”

    What a gent.

  11. That was hilarious! In the cutest possible way too! And weird too, cos I am having the same problem since Saturday! And I got on the scales today and my nice 87.5 is history and I have an ugly 90.1 instead!

    I am going to live on dates, dried figs, and dried prunes today!!! I refuse to see anything close to the 90’s again!!!

  12. I can definitely sympathize with your feelings – I don’t ever like to go with others nearby, either. I went five years of marriage and never once went while my husband was home. For the issue that you had, I’ve always found that fruit and nuts do wonders. (I wonder what the nasty green pills were???)

  13. Snigger.
    I had to forcibly dissuade my beloved from saying ‘oops, I had a accident’in a stupid voice after breaking wind – what is his obsession with farts? However he did buy me laxatives when I was in hospital after childbirth (I’m telling you, you don’t need any ‘digestive turmoil’ at that time of your life LOL)
    Keep up the running, even if you never really like it you will have that lovely glow of satisfaction at your own perseverance, and your thighs feel firmer really quickly too πŸ™‚

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