These numbers have been sitting heavily on my mind since the past one week. After our daily evening swimming sessions, my daughters always rush to the gym and stand on the weighing scale, It’s a game for them ( and me too ), watching numbers pop up on the machine. But it ceased to be amusing for me as ” 65.5″ stared back at me.
How did it come to this? I was a dainty 48 kgs when I got married, 12 years back. Then the hubby embarked on a mission to feed me up, piling up delicacies on my plate during meal times, taking advantage of the fact that I was,am and will always be- a big foodie. It was years later that he confessed to the crime; saying that he wanted me to go back to Doon and my family, looking well fed and looked after. He is one of those rare species of husbands who don’t notice the change in their wives’ weight and go through their lives believing that the fair lady has miraculously maintained the same weight throughout. ( To tell the truth, I am mighty thankful to be blessed with such a loveable ” weight blind ” hubby.)
So, while watching t.v. a few days back, I asked him, ” Am I slimmer or fatter than that female on screen?” Pat came the reply, ” Oh she is fat. You are perfectly fine.” If you are going “awwww”, I perfectly understand. They don’t make “weight blind” guys like him anymore. If I ever mention about watching what I eat, ( which won’t ever happen, as I eat like a horse ), he tells me to live it up and eat whatever I want to. Yes, I know, again a rare trait. And together we eat, each outdoing the other. Cooking together, eating together, clicking pictures of the delicacies and piling on calories together. But he says, the calories sit right on me and he prefers me this way- Hari Bhari ( Gross, I know.)
Ssshhhhhh…I’ll let you in on a secret thought of mine. I suspect that he is ” fattening” me up for his own ulterior motive. He is plotting and scheming to make me overweight so that we look ” balanced” in the pictures. No Tipping Of Scales!!!! 😉
©Apr 2016 Sapna Dhyani Devrani