Project Ramona: The Thin Man
10/15/2012 3:18:00 PM
I've dated thin dudes, but I've always been more attracted to beefy guys. The football player types made me feel more petite. Besides, I've heard all the jokes people make when they see a big girl with a skinny man. I remember Matt describing a couple a walking number 10 because the hubby was pencil thin and his wife was round.
I was married before and he wasn't a thin guy. A former marine, he weighed about 200 pounds and for our entire marriage I out-weighed him. I still remember when we got back from our honeymoon. I tried to let him off the hook by saying, "I know your back got messed up in the military. You don't have to carry me across the threshold." He thanked me, but still attempted a VERY awkward, piggyback ride. I wrapped my arms around his neck. He grabbed one leg under my knee and half-dragged me into the house. Nothing sweet or romantic about it. It was just plain humiliating!
I was at my all time heaviest when we were together. He could cook his crazy butt off. The problem? The more I tried to take the weight off, the more offended he'd get when I didn't eat his kitchen creations. He didn't seem to mind being married to a big girl. I think having a wife who didn't turn heads made him feel more secure.
Well, I've been dating a thin man. He tips the scales at about 160. It makes me feel more secure knowing that he liked me before my gastric bypass surgery when I wasn't a size 8. He tried to pick me up one day and I had a fit. So, we made a deal. When I weighed less than him, I would let him pick me up. Finally, the day came. I proudly announced that I weighed 157 and he picked me up. Frankly, it wasn't as awesome as it looks in the movies. There was no music, no narration... nothing. In fact, it was still awkward, but I loved it.