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"Can't Have Choc-You're Pregnant!!"

Friday, February 10, 2012

Someone told me to "stay away from the chocolate", immediately making me think some chocolate sounds DELCIOUS right about now... Heh.

Then I complimented a stranger lady at the coffee shop who had a pretty purse, she was explaining to me how much room she had; took out a chocolate bar and offered it to me, but quickly withdrew the offer saying, "Oh you probably can't have it 'cause you're pregnant!"

OH MY GOSH I HAD TO TRY SO HARD NOT TOO LAUGH!!!!

Luckily she kept talking, so I kept it together until I could politely excuse myself. :D I have several thoughts:

-As much as I wanted that chocolate, um, still should never accept candy from strangers!

-I'm finally skinny enough for people to think I'm just pregnant!!! Lolololollol!! Woohoo! How wonderful. Maybe they'll attribute my exercise flush to "pregnancy glow"! Haha! My complexion certainly is better with regular exercise.

-Sometimes there are misunderstandings inherent in wearing empire-waist blouses, as I OFTEN do. This is especially true if the other person remembers best a time when only pregnant ladies wore such garments.

-And finally, I still kinda want a piece of chocolate. We'll see if I can distract myself out of it. And if not, I'll simply have one somehow, track it, and move on.

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Oops. I said just one- I'll be sure. ;)

[Edited to add this pic which shows me that day, after I put my hair up...]

It's hilarious that the Spark ads are all now about baby stuff, as if I'm really pregnant. :P
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KKTODAY 2/17/2012 10:55PM

    Oh man! You are awesome in how you handled that! I don't know what I'd do myself! And you know, I heard someone at a Kohls once ask a lady about being pregnant and she wasn't. She totally mistook her for preggo because she was wearing an empire waist top! She apologized and said her daughter wore them all through her pregnancy, so she just assumed. The non-preggo lady handled it well, too. :)

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FLAME- 2/16/2012 10:07AM

    Never ask how far along a woman is unless the baby is falling out at that moment. emoticon

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SAFETYSUE 2/16/2012 2:41AM

    You truly did take the high road! I have been in both positions in my life and they are equally difficult. You have a great outlook and found the humor in it as well as not tell her and make her feel horrible about it for the rest of the day and beyond. What a gift to you and to her!

You get my very own award for the day....this is something I did for my girls and still do today!

I don't give these to just anyone, it is something special with my girls!
I give you my,

"YOU ARE SO AWESOME AWARD"
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MISSB8604 2/15/2012 7:02PM

    Girl, you were so polite and I don't think that I would have been!

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FIREFLUTTERFLY 2/15/2012 9:11AM

    I once was mistaken for being pregnant... (I carry ALL my extra weight in the belly and hips) My response completely deadpan "I'm not pregnant I'm just pudgy" the look on the person's face was priceless!!!

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TRACYZABELLE 2/15/2012 5:53AM

    Oh my!

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HAWAIIANMAMMA 2/15/2012 1:24AM

    Joc, you crack me up every single time. Love your story-telling abilities and love your positive outlook. You are awesome!

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KRISTYANNE7 2/14/2012 10:46PM

    This blog made me smile :) You have an amazing attitude!

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TABBYC 2/14/2012 10:16PM

    1. You handled that superbly!
2. I love your attitude!
3. Anything is fine...in MODERATION. emoticon emoticon

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SANDERSEN4 2/14/2012 3:57PM

    Too funny but if you would have told her she would have been embarrassed. Good Job!

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BACKATITAMY 2/14/2012 11:25AM

  Everyone is right. You have the right positive attitude. Many of us would have turned beet red and would have run off crying. I'm so glad that you were able to hold it together. Congrats on that and Happy Valentines Day :)

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ANIMAL_L0VER 2/13/2012 5:05PM

    You have such a freakin' positive attitude... I love it!!! Others need to follow in your footsteps.

Keep up that positivity and motivation, and good for you!

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CCASKEY37 2/13/2012 3:43PM

    I read that chocolate is actually good for you. It makes you lose weight, makes you more intelligent and motivates you to do every pleasant and unpleasant thing in your life. (I may have wrote it down first but I definately read it).

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http://www.sparkpeople.com/
resource/nutrition_articles.asp
?id=1019

A real article that says good stuff about the health benefits of chocolate...

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1HAPPYWOMAN 2/13/2012 1:34AM

    I'm so glad you had a laugh about this. Someone once thought I was pregnant, and I was upset for days.... Your response seems much wiser!
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P.S., I actually believe chocolate has the magical properties it has in the Harry Potter books. No one can convince me otherwise.

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PAPER_WINGS18 2/12/2012 8:59PM

    Love your positivity, girl!! :)

Keep up the great work! You rock.

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1DERLAND14 2/12/2012 5:50PM

    I never knew you couldn't have chocolate when pregnant?!

You're glowing...inside & out!!! I love how positive you are!!

Way to go, done girl! :)

Korina

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HHB4181 2/12/2012 12:58PM

    great blog!! and great outlook!

my thin mints got delivered to me on Friday..... there's my chocolate

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WETPTARMIGAN 2/12/2012 12:39PM

    Since when are pregnant ladies not allowed to have chocolate, anyway??? The food police are really getting outta hand!!

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GOINGFOR20 2/11/2012 2:13PM

    I think it's great that you can laugh and realise you are doing fantastic regardless of silly comments!

Lately I've been craving chocolate too but if I stay away from it, I seem to forget again for a while....

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CAROLISCIOUS 2/11/2012 1:25PM

    Ghirardelli dark...2 squares every day!

And YOU, my friend, are AMAZING!

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MCJULIEO 2/11/2012 1:22PM

    Way to go!

(and enjoy that chocolate!) emoticon

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TAZIAH 2/11/2012 12:43PM

    Joce, I adore how you can always take a positive spin on something! I totally need to take a page out of your book! emoticon

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JESPAH 2/11/2012 9:10AM

    Silly!

Torani sugar-free chocolate extract. Trust me, babe. ;)

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LJCANNON 2/11/2012 8:21AM

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LOL!! What a POSITIVE Blog!!
Just remember, Moderation in all things!! Even Icons, LOL!!

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ZURDTA- 2/11/2012 4:03AM

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SUNFLOWERSAVAGE 2/11/2012 1:32AM

    You know what I love about your blog? You didn't get depressed or ashamed of yourself. Absolutely love that!!!

Had chocolate today...because I'm not pregnant. emoticon

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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 2/10/2012 10:51PM

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GEE-KNEE 2/10/2012 8:53PM

    It's just because you're always glowing. :)


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TARANITUP 2/10/2012 8:38PM

    Oh geez that reminds me of when I was in a casino, drinking a beer and surrounded by cigarette smoke and the roulette dealer asked me when I was due. LOL

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RUSSELLORAMA 2/10/2012 8:26PM

    Ha! I'm so surprised that people still make those kind of gaffes but I'm so thrilled that you spun it in a positive way. :)

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ABB698 2/10/2012 7:51PM

    Dove dark chocolate hearts (or whatever they're called when it's not Valentine's Day) are only 40 calories each! One is just enough to satisfy the craving emoticon

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NERDDAVE 2/10/2012 7:46PM

    I'm amazed you could just laugh it off. Props to you :)

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GIRANIMAL 2/10/2012 6:11PM

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You know, ONE piece of a good dark chocolate does have health benefits! emoticon


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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/10/2012 5:40PM

    forget the choclate get pregnant instead or at least have fun trying,lol.

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HIPPICHICK1 2/10/2012 5:04PM

    Oh darn it! Now *I* want a piece of chocolate!
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P.S. Contrary to advice below, do not freeze chocolate. It ruins the flavour.

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SHANTODD420 2/10/2012 4:39PM

    Hehe got to love that way to go. Have a great day and no chocolate or stick it in the freezer takes longer to eat.

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MYOWNHERO 2/10/2012 4:33PM

    Love your attitude!

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OPTIMIST1948 2/10/2012 4:32PM

    I agree. Have the chocolate and move on!

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FITKITTYMAMA 2/10/2012 4:30PM

    That's pretty funny... but I have to echo Euphrates, since when can you not have chocolate when you're pregnant?? I've never heard that one before. I've had people think I'm pregnant before and its always a little awkward, it sounds like you handled it with grace.

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BARCLE 2/10/2012 4:27PM

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EUPHRATES 2/10/2012 4:21PM

    And the doula over here is wondering "WTH? Since when is pregnancy a contraindication for chocolate?!?!?????"

LOLZ
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NEWSGIRL2177 2/10/2012 4:21PM

    Did you give her the famous (to me anyway) Jocelyn visual smackdown?!

Some people....!

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PRIMALMICHAEL 2/10/2012 3:54PM

    Haha! You have a great attitude to take this sort of thing for the rediculousness it really is!

You are doing great!
Keep going!

Michael

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VICKYMARIEC 2/10/2012 3:45PM

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YAY for people thinking that you are just pregnant!

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RAINBOWCHOC 2/10/2012 3:44PM

    love it!

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LAPISWITCH 2/10/2012 3:36PM

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XPHOENIX 2/10/2012 3:33PM

    HAHAHA This is awesome! YAY! One piece never killed anyone ;) I say have it and stop torturing yourself, unless it doesn't agree with the "baby" HAHA! So cool! XOXO

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ALLYTHEATHLETE 2/10/2012 3:32PM

    Have things changed since I was last pregnant 15 years ago? Why wouldn't you be able to have chocolate?

Anyway, great story!

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RHMORTON 2/10/2012 3:31PM

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