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Friday, November 18, 2005

Sympathetic Weight gain !!

Most of you have probably heard this phrase. It refers to the husband of pregnant women putting on weight !

Today, I purchased a brand new digital weighing scale. This scale is so smart that it remembers your last weight measurement, shows you body mass index (if you program in your height) and also tells you if you are overweight or underweight !!

Now, scary as it is , here is my readout !!




This smart weighing scale has declared that I am overweight in a nice 12 point Bold Font !!

Why did this happen to me ? I used to be a 140 lb guy before my wife's pregnancy. When she got pregnant and got all those cravings, we frequented all the local bay area restaurants (special mention has to be made of all the Indian ones which put extra butter and ghee and to olive garden!), order a lot of stuff and then realize that her stomach is too full too soon !

To top things off, the wife always forgets to carry a purse since her loose fitting Indian clothes dont go well with her purse, and that means yours truly always gets the bill paying experience. My conscience always fights my body when it comes to wasting all that good food, especially after I see the bill. So, I end up eating all the stuff that is left. Little wonder then that I added a nice 17 lbs compared to my wifes 27 lbs on the day of delivery.

Now that the C-section is done and she is getting back to normal, she is losing weight faster than me and I actually look like I am pregnant now !

There has got to be a law against this people !! Husbands should be allowed a free lyposuction (tummy tuck) the day before the wife's C-section as part of health insurance. I am planning to collect a million signatures from sympathetic weight gain husbands so this can go on Arnolds next ballot measure !!

Please support this overweight husband in this cause !

15 Comments:

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 12:47 AM, Blogger WA wrote...

Never heard of this before :) Nice excuse Sundar, sounds like its time to get a membership at the local gym :)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 5:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

hilarious :)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:39 AM, Blogger tt_giant wrote...

LOL!.

But seriously, that scale is very handy. Does it give body fat ratio too?.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:59 AM, Blogger thennavan wrote...

I am happy I am trailing you by a considerable margin (considering my height too) :-)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:45 AM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

i am not kidding you guys..

it is actually called COUVADE syndrome..

wicked angel, please check out this link..

http://pregnancy.about.com/cs/forfathersonly/l/blcouvadesyn.htm

i posted this only because three of my friends had the same problem in the bay area !!!

anon, thanks you found it hilarious.

ttg, the scale shows BMI (i think that is fat , isnt it ?) i am not into health indices..

thennavan, indha vendha punnula vel pachchara businessa innum vidaliya ?

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:45 PM, Blogger visithra wrote...

Hehehe lol at ur reply to thennava

seri engeh sign pahnanum?

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:52 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

visithra,

harry potter succesfulla paththu mudhichacha ?

thanks for the support..

the witchyangel didnt believe me !

:(

today i went to a birthday party and there are at least three husbands who agreed with me on this.

petition pottutu sollaren.. sign pannunga..

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 3:47 AM, Blogger WA wrote...

Sundar, Sorry. Ippo nambeeten :) Petition naanum sign panren, potadhum sollunga

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 11:29 AM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

wa, thanks.

jim gym ellam poga time irundha iththanai neram poi irukka mattena ?

edho kai kuzhandhaiyoda raa thookam illama allaadindu irukken !!

kaattaren. . adhe weight machinena correct weightnnu kaata vaikkaren..

idhu oru pathi-yin sabadham..

:)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 12:21 PM, Blogger Raju wrote...

hahah.. nice post.. Nannaa mookku mutta thinnuttu paavam messrs mele pazhiyai podareengaley.. idhu gnayama? :-)

I remember a joke on this 'weight business':

Guy1: I bought a weigh machine a year ago and used to check my weight every fortnight..

Guy2: Thats cool da.. what did it say? You are a gracious eater, le?

Guy1: mm.. yeah, I saw by my own eyes the machine showing a higher weight each time I climbed on it.. So, I had no choice but to stop.

Guy2: Good.. now you are in good diet?

Guy1: No da.. I stopped checking my weight..

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 1:08 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

raju

take it that you dont have kids yet..

thalai valiyum weight gainum
thanakku vandhal theriyum-nnu

andha kaalaththulaye periyavanga solli irukkanga!!

:)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 2:47 PM, Blogger Nyneishia wrote...

Lol :))
I am so sorry..I cant help myself.. I know its serious stuff but.. let me take a min.. laugh all that i want to..

mm...

ok now..

I am sure your wife has a different concern on her mind. And either way..you should go to the gym if thats what the wt. machine says..

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 3:23 PM, Blogger ioiio wrote...

sign poattaa free tummy tucknaa sollunga.. naan ippavey podaren

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 7:36 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

nyneishia, welcome to this blog..

never understimate the power of an all fruit diet..

if you have read PG wodehouse's "the nodder" you will know exactly what i mean.

:)

ioiio, you can sign the petition when you come to the bay area..
he he..

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 6:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

Is there any such thing as Post Traumatic COUVADE syndrome ? And is it possible that the lag is 30 years ? I think that's what I got !!! No !! Noo!! That's EXACTLY what I got !!!!

Yeah Yeah -- that's the ticket !!

 

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