universe is not fair

  1. Ten days ago my husband started cutting back on fats and beer. Thats all, just cutting back a little. I swear his spare tire is evaporating. At this rate in a month he will have the same waist line he did when he 25. I could do the same thing but it would take 6 months of painstakingly writing down and counting every calorie that goes into my mouth. I would also have to walk 35 to 40 miles a week.
  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   micro
    males and females.....there are some differences between the sexes that causes this.........
    and hormonally........and then you come to metabolism

    but micro has shut off brain for the noc.....and you are right the universe is not fair.........

    billy joel is cool.........
  4. by   Zee_RN
    Oh geez, doncha just HATE it?! I sympathize with you. God is definitely a man...there is just no way he would have designed himself with female structures
  5. by   NurseDennie
    I know EXACTLY what you mean!! A lot of stuff is easier for men, but this is really the pits.

    My sister started getting up an hour early, going to the gym and working out like a maniac. She lost 35 pounds in about 8 months.

    Her husband gave up beer. Not ALL alcohol, but beer. he lost 30 pounds in the same time frame.

    I -- and I swear this is absolutely the honest, non-exaggerated TRUTH - worked with a guy in his 40's who THOUGHT about starting a diet, didn't consciously change his eating habits AND LOST SEVEN POUNDS IN A WEEK!! Eeeeeek


  6. by   BrandyBSN
    That irritates me too! I have lost 30 lbs over the past 6 months. That was by eating 800 calories a day, no fat, nothing good.

    Kevin (my fiance) just "cut back", and in 4 months he has lost almost 40 lbs!!!!

    Life is NOT FAIR!

  7. by   kewlnurse
    Guys Rule!
  8. by   live4today
    This is the very subject matter that a friend and I were discussing yesterday for three hours in my living room! :chuckle Then, my youngest daughter called this morning, and we were discussing weight loss differences between men and women. Soooooooo sickening that men can just stop eating chocolate chip cookies, beer, sodas for a week, and be looking good the next week! :chuckle Us women.... well, we have to do more than just cut down the calories, cut out the excess fat, we have to become exercise-aholics, and pray for the weight not to stop going down six months later! :chuckle

    I could lose weight so much faster when I was a "spring chicken". Now that I am a "mature woman", my body seems to be saying "Look woman, you've starved me for years, now I'm holding onto every bit of this fat just in case you plan on doing something that stupid again!" :chuckle

    Dieting no longer works... I just "maintain"! :chuckle

    Has anyone been following the Oprah Show each week where these women are on a weight loss program with author: Bob Greene? Bob Greene wrote the book titled "Get With The Program". He sounds like he really knows what he is talking about, so I plan to buy his book and check out his program for myself and my youngest daughter. You know the word DIET has the word "DIE" in it - which makes me wonder if dieting isn't taking us all to a slooooooooowww nutritional death? :chuckle
  9. by   zumalong
    If I kept off all the weight I have lost in the last 20 years, I would have disappeared from the planet several times over. I get so sick of dieting. I had lost 20 lbs and then was sick this winter. One month on prednisone and I had gained 27 lbs and I wasn't even eating cuz I felt so sick!!!! It is not fair.

    I think we are ruining our bodies by going on all these diets. My body must think I am in starvation mode all the time, because all I have to do is smell cookies and I gain 3 lbs. Why can't we be happy with how we look????

  10. by   CATHYW
    Believe it or not, a male employee was in my office this afternoon. I asked him if he was losing weight, and he said, "yeah, 30 lbs. in 30 days." When I looked closer, I could see that the 3 chins behind his beard had dropped to one pudgy one, and his waist was definitely smaller.
    How did he achieve this? He cut out potatoes (all, including chips), pasta, and bread, except for an occasional hamburger bun. He does very hard physical work here; he is a lead person in the maintenance dept. I was astonished! Then, I find this thread. About the only parts of my body that don't need to lose weight are my scalp and my teeth, and maybe my ears! It sure doesn't seem fair!
  11. by   NurseDennie
    Well, this has occurred to me in the past. There are a LOT of advantages to being male. (which I'm not).

    In addition to losing weight more easily:

    They almost automatically make more money than we do.

    They don't FEEL the housekeeping chores the way we do and WHEN they do them, it's a FAVOR to us, and we have to PAY them back. Same with looking after kids.

    Procreation is expensive and potentially hair-raising for them, but not particularly painful.

    No PMS

    I've never heard of a "trophy husband." They can be old and stupid looking and people don't hoot and make fun of them if they're with a beautiful young woman.

    Political clout, AND they don't get Sc***ed as routinely at the car dealership/repair shops than we do.

    All, in all, it just seems like life is easier/nicer for guys than for us. You know the trans-sexuals who describe themselves as women trapped in a man's body?

    If I found myself in a man's body, I'd figure I'd gotten away with something. Big time!


  12. by   Stargazer
    I've never heard of a "trophy husband."
    Oh, they're out there. They just call them "boy toys" or something similar. Olivia Newton-John used to have a boytoy husband. Ralph Fiennes is married to a significantly older woman. Joan Collins just married someone half her age. So did Liza Minelli (although it's widely believed that Liza's new hubby is gay, gay, gay).

    Apparently, money IS the great equalizer.
  13. by   oramar
    Just came back from visiting my son. Noticed he looked slim. He said he just cut back a little on fat in his diet and dropped 10 lbs just like that. AAAArgh!
  14. by   Jenny P
    Boy, I'd love to scream sometimes at my hubby and other guys who can lose weight like that! My only consolation is that my hubby doesn't like to stick to a diet--- so we are both overweight! Some consolation, huh? BTW, there is a saying in our family: "whoever told you life was fair?"