Sunday, May 30, 2010

Stealing a line from Carly Simon

I'm so Vain.  Yup, I admit it.  I'm vain.  I like looking nice....I can't go out of the house with no makeup on or my hair not washed and dried.  I've tried rolling out of bed, putting on a baseball cap and taking the girls to school....but I can't.  People ask me if I'm not feeling well.  I just can't do it.

I like looking nice.  I like when people compliment me on how nice I look.  I used to like getting dressed up for work.....skirts/dresses and high heels and see the reaction of the men I worked with.

Does that make me bad?  Is being vain bad?

It's not like I spend alot of time at all of this.  I get up, shower, shave, put my makeup on, do my hair.  I'm done in an hour or less.

Last summer I finally got comfortable wearing a two pieceon the beach and ya know what?  I didn't look all that  bad in it.  This summer I bought a new one but truth be told...I'm not sure I'm going to wear it.  Since I've been laid off I feel I've gained some fattage around the middle section that I'm not comfortable with and definately not comfortable showing off at the beach.

However, I can't seem to find the time or the motivation to exercise.  And I like my M&M's too much.  What's a girl to do?

There is no way that I will go on the beach feeling about my body, the way I do now.  Not going to happen.  I'm reading a magazine now and wishing I looked like the models in it. 

Last weekend when  stressing about going to a friends pool for the husband said that I look very good for a woman pushing 40 (AACK) whose had two kids in the past 5 years.  Thanks honey, I love you for that but I'm still not comfortable with this gut sticking out.  Go ahead, call me me vain.

Now, in my own defense...I'm not one of those who won't go outside because she has a huge pimple on her chin (tho I will be mortified).  In fact, my chin it dotted with little bumps I can't seem to make go away.  But you will never catch me out without foundation (or powder), blush, eye shadow, liner and mascara.  I don't care about lipstick and most times my nails aren't done but..............

So, I'm so vain and yes, I think this song is about me.


  1. Isn't that song by Carly Simon?

    Either way, I hear you. I am trying to lose weight. I have the little belly lip from having kids and I need to lose about 5-7 more lbs. I am down 7.4 lbs since April when I started. I am at a plateau, so I am frustrated, but I will continue! I WILL!

    Hang in there!

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