Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Increasing My Carbon Footprint

February 15th, 2011

So as more and more of our world is focusing on decreasing our carbon footprint by taking more 'green' approaches to everyday life, I seem to be increasing mine. Now, that's not to say I'm not still conscious of eating locally, carpooling, recycling, etc. I'm actually100% behind helping to create and maintain a cleaner more efficient world for our children...and my childrens' children. Because I believe that children are our future. :) (teach them well and let them lead the way)...

Anyway, what I am experiencing right now is literally an increase of my physical footprint. Which I relate to carbon footprint simply because of there is more of me to cover ground on this earth. Please humor me. My once-petite size 7 feet are now an awkwardly squishy and large size 8...wide. 

Nowhere in the books I've read have I come across an illustration paired with an accurate explanation...which would be that I would be that while growing a small human in my body I would also be growing my own set of flippers. Even worse is that unless I wear my ruby red loose-fitting, stocking-stuffer quality slippers to work, the grocery store, or the gym,  I should prepare myself for the vice-grip, locked-in-cement-blocks feeling that my feet feel the minute I put on my beloved pair of Jessica Simpson heels. 

It DOES say in the book(s) that my feet would swell and possibly even grow. Understatement of the millennium. All I know is that if I were to able to illustrate this calamity - this increase of my 'carbon' footprint - it would look somewhat like Scuba Steve from the Adam Sandler movie, Big Daddy...right next to a 'before and after' picture of a "Grow Your Own Dinosaur" Just add water and watch the fun as they grow larger and larger, up to 600% in size!

All squishy, large and water-logged. 

But on the bright side I'm fully equipped to explore schools of exotic fish on my upcoming vacation. :)


  1. Oh dear. I wish I could tell you that your feet will shrink back down...but they don't! :-( Well, they'll be less puffy and wide but yeah, not common to go back to your original size. Oh the sacrifices we make!

  2. Try being a size 11 shoe and going to a 12 when your preggers! I had one option... a pair of black old lady slip on easy spirits with a small zipper on the side, that by the end of my pregnancy would no longer zip up!! Thank goodness my foot size did return to normal.