Saturday, April 10, 2010

Those Were The Days

My mom emailed me last week and said, "I miss your blog posts."

Wanna know what I miss? I miss my flat stomach! I looked good in a bathing suit until I was 41. (That's after having my second child) Then we moved from the city where I walked at least three miles a day, to the suburbs, where I usually let my husband get the mail to avoid making the trip to the end of the driveway.

And now I permanently look like I am entering my second trimester. Ouch. Sad, but true.

Ah, to have that bikini body back!

What do you miss?

26 comments:

Amy Tate said...

Ditto. While at the beach last week I stayed in my cover up for as long as possible, sigh.

Tiffany Strelitz Haber said...

YOU are a skinny minny!
I have to think about what I miss....not sure. But needed to post that YOU are a skinny minny! k bye!

Jennifer Major said...

OH Corey, sounds like you may be in a funk. I have (an continue to have) plenty of those! I bet you'll be posting every hour and have your tummy back to how you like it in no time!

Larissa said...

What is it about the suburbs that just encourages us to be lazy? Why do we drive to things that are within walking distance? Same thing happened to me, and I have NO IDEA WHY.

What I really miss, though, is the ability to survive on 4 hours of sleep a night for months on end.

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, Larissa, I don't think I was ever able to do that! Sure, in college, I pulled all-nighters, but I could go never have gone multiple nights in a row with little sleep.

Rena said...

I miss my kitty. :(

And of course, the body I used to have. I hope to find it again someday.

Julie Hedlund said...

I'm not sure I ever had a flat stomach, but that doesn't mean I can't miss having one! :-)

I also miss being able to go to a movie any night I wanted to and reading for multiple hours at a time.

Also, right now I miss my dog because he is at a ten-day doggie boot camp getting a training boost.

Your posts always make me laugh. Keep 'em comin!

Diggestive said...

I miss my hair

J.A. Palermo said...

Corey -- we must have been separated at birth.

I was working in the city when my first son was born -- baby weight melted off, no problem. Second son was born when I was working in the 'burbs. Driving everywhere. Hello Weight Watchers. I've heard it likened to the freshman ten -- only it's the suburban twenty.

storyqueen said...

I miss quiet evenings when my kids were in pre-school and there was no homework and no extra-curricular activities....and we just played in the eveings...

Rebecca said...

I miss the days of staying home and working on my writing while my kids go to school.

Heidi Willis said...

I miss being able to carry my kids. :)

I never lived in a city, but I do remember dropping weight at college because the campus was so big and I walked all the time. I miss living there. :)

Susan R. Mills said...

I miss the same thing! I started working out again last week, but something tells me I'll never get that old body back.

Little Ms J said...

I miss my flat stomach too. It left me at 31. I was annoyed when staring at my sister in law's tiny midsection when I was at her house for her THIRD CHILD's first birthday party. Did I mention she doesn't even have on stretch mark and you can see abs? I hate her.

Meg Wiviott said...

Corey - I was about 40 when things went south that I never had up north. Didn't seem fair. Heavy sigh! Oh well. On the positive side, though, I am much wiser than I was when my stomach was flat. That must count for something.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Ooh I miss my bikini body too. Especially since I live 10 mins from the beach and friends are already planning days at the beach. I try to hide in the water most of the time.

I also miss New West Nectar. It was a perfume I wore as a teen and it was the best smell in the world. They dont make it anymore and I've never found anything I loved as much as that smell. :(

Brianna Caplan Sayres said...

I miss...
sleeping through the night
feeling rested in the morning
having energy
having time to myself
being able to read a book straight through whenever I feel like it
(but I know I'll miss this stage when it's gone)

Susanne Drazic said...

I miss when my son was little, before he started school. I miss all the fun, silly things when kids are little.
My son is now 17 and he's hanging out with friends, looking for a job, trying to plan on what he's going to do after graduation next year.

Beth Coulton said...

I miss my two oldest children being in free public school where tuition wasn't an option and dreams weren't dashed for them....

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I miss my younger skin! My skin does NOT like being 42. I could cry. :-)

Patti said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one. I may have the heart of a champion (favourite song right now), but I have the body of a 40 year old and that depresses the hell out of me.

Bethann said...

I can commiserate about the 2nd trimester stomach.. mine went flat after baby # 3 but ballooned back out 1 year later when I quit smoking.. ugh.. better the gut than a black lung though. I miss my bikini bod.

Jessie Oliveros said...

I'm trying to lost my post-second-child-pinchy-stomach-thing, too. Only I'm looking for methods that involve no exercise or dieting. Any ideas?

Kim said...

Yep, so mourning my flat stomach. That and my smooth forehead. So sad.

Elana Johnson said...

I miss the sun, the warm weather and the still air. I'm so sick of wind and rain and gray. Blah.

Nights Splendour said...

I miss dreams where I run so fast I almost fly. I do not have them any more and I do not know why.