Operation: Eat More… Move Less?

by Lori Dwyer on May 13, 2010 · 11 comments

Skinny minnie,

First off, apologies to anyone who will, by the end of this post, be ready to take out a knife and stab my avatar through their flat screens or beat me to death with a celery stick. I know that there are people out there who would be quite happy to take this problem off my hands. If anyone knows some kind of voodoo soul swap magic that could allow that to happen, please email me. Send bat claws and newts eyes as an attachment.

Anyway, the point I’m getting to is that I am having a wee bit of a problem here. A total of 22 months (and counting) of breastfeeding, 18 months of pregnancy and 16 months of running round and round and round after the super charged Chop have left me with an immune system shot to hell. And way, way too skinny.

And when I say skinny, I mean skinny. If I were blond, people might mistake for Sophie Monk. And that’s not a good thing.

My name is Lori, and I am a Lollipop Head.

After being sick last week and unable to ingest solid food for the better part of 48 hours, I lost 4 kilos. Which leaves me at 45 kilos, and about 158 cm’s. My size eight jeans are falling off me.

Again, not good.

So, I am embarking on Operation: Eat More. And I am hereby taking all the dieting rules and reversing them.

I am eating all the kid’s leftovers.

I am snacking between meals.

Carbs are my friend.

And I can eat whatever the bloody hell I like, and then some.

I know,I know, it sounds like a dream to some. But being, as I am, not particularly partial to food (why oh why don’t cigarettes and tea contain vital nutrients?), it’s a bit like forcing it down.

I’m giving it two weeks. If I don’t gain a kilo or so, I’m off to the doc’s.

Operation: Eat More. Going into overdrive, as of now.

Wish me luck.

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Kakka May 15, 2010 at 10:26 am

Um I think one leg of mine weighs that much – bulk up baby so you can get through winter or at least have a flu jab – would hate you to get really sick.


marketingtomilk May 14, 2010 at 5:57 am

As a fattie (http://marketingtomilk.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/the-main-difference-between-thinnies-and-fatties/) I have never ever been in this situation so cannot offer any useful advice (ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS EAT LOTS AND LOTS MMMMMMM). I do sincerely wish you fatter (JUST PILE BUTTER ON EVERYTHING MMMMMM) and hope that you are feeling better soon (SIT DOWN ON THAT BLASTED COUCH, PUT YOUR CHILDREN IN FRONT OF THE TV AND EAT CHOCOLATE MMMMM)
In all seriousness, i know that being underweight can be as much of an issue as being overweight. It is just so very difficult to be just right.



Wanderlust May 14, 2010 at 2:15 am

I'll slice off some of my ass and send it to you, k?


Lori @ RRSAHM May 13, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Churros is good for weight gain, yes.

Thyroid is A OK, they check it every time they blood test me for my heart condition thingy.

And Nelle you are correct, I think. When I get to the docs, I may even get a cholesterol test, thanks for reminding me.


Sarah May 13, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I'm not sure if I've said it before, but get your thyroid checked…….

Also, want to go out for Churros tomorrow?!


The Fat Lady May 13, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Dear Lolli – I officially unfriend you!

In all seriousness though, don't hold off on going to your doc babe, being underweight is just as bad as being overweight – and its coming to winter, I don't want you to blow away, where would I get me Bad Humpty fix?


Amy xxoo May 13, 2010 at 4:42 pm

I think i might be hopping on that " fat to fit " bandwagon actually – not that i'm fat persay, just i could be less fat.
Does that make sense?


Nelle May 13, 2010 at 4:15 pm

You still need to go for good fats though don't you? I know a whole lot of not much about nutrition, but I think you can be skinny and still have the bad fat around your heart and whatnot? That really does sound like I'm making it up….

Anyway, it's winter, you could go hot chocs made with milk. Lots of cheesy baked stuff…bacon and eggs for brekkies…I think winter will be your friend here…

(While I'm talking about things I have no idea on, does thyroid stuff have stuff to do with not being able to gain weight? Sarah might know?)'

Get fat soon! xo


Lucy May 13, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Lori lovely, I have another friend with your same problem, so I do sympathise. I can't empathise, never ever having been in your position!

In all seriousness, your best combo would be bread, cheese and pate. Seriously. Get yourself a ploughmans lunch.

Or Toad In The Hole.

Or homemade macaroni cheese.

Come over, I will cook for you to feed you all the carb and fat combos you need…..


Kristy May 13, 2010 at 8:54 am

Say, I'll do this challenge with ya! This one is right up my alley.


In Real Life May 13, 2010 at 8:27 am

I hope that you are feeling better and that operation eat more is a success!


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