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Pondering the changes…


I have been thinking about the changes in my life.  I think many of us do this time this time of year.  One of the things that changed in my life has been my body.  Of course, everyone’s body changes over time but the last few days I have been pondering my changes.

When I was a baby and until I was about six I was fat.  I little dumpling if you will.  When I was a little girl I was pretty average. Not short or tall, chubby or thin just an average little girl. Then I got tall and skinny and awkward, all arms and legs.

From my mid-twenties to thirties, I was just right.  I wasn’t tall or short, not chubby or skinny. My arms and legs were no longer gangly but just as they should be.  I had curves where they are supposed to be all slender and perky…at attention if you know what I mean.

My forties and fifties brought some changes.  Things got softer and rounder and I gained some weight.  Then I was suddenly sixty!  Things changed, a lot! I was not fat but a bit plump and things sorted started shifting south.  My little pot belly morphed into a turkey roaster and my cute often complimented little butt…well let’s just say it wasn’t often complimented.  But maybe it’s because folks don’t compliment older women’s butts. Probably because no one looks at them but that is another post.

Now on my way to seventy, though I don’t want to be a little birdy old lady I don’t want to be an ostrich either.  So, in 2015, I was on and sometimes off, a diet.  It took a year to lose twenty-five pounds!  Dieting is hard work and I prefer naps.  Anyway, I am happy to be if not svelte at least wearing a size ten.

But here is a question.  If it took a year to lose twenty-five pounds why did it only take five days to gain five and a half pounds?  So much of life is a puzzle.

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19 thoughts on “Pondering the changes…

  1. Wowwie…. I can totally relate to weight and would like to congratulate you. Gaining is indeed a mystery for it definitely shows first on the tummy. And with Christmas eating hard to stay away from food. Best of luck to you. As for me, must loose this tummy again. Tummy tuck maybe.

    1. I have a friend who had a tummy tuck…very painful but lovely results. I think I will work on getting rid of the turkey roaster and be happy with a pot belly.

  2. How well I could relate to your descriptions of body changes through the years! I too wonder why it has to be so easy and enjoyable to add a few pounds, and so difficult and not so fun to lose them. I have taken off great amounts of weight, twice, and have gradually regained it. I am still contemplating one more go at life changes that could help me not only lose weight but maintain that healthier level. Do I have it in me to be that disciplined? I’m not sure. Congrats to you for sticking with it and getting it done! 25 pounds is a really good success!

    1. It was hard to lose the weight but I am finding it harder to keep it off. I guess I just like food in an unhealthy way…and unhealthy foods. Next step is to get serious about exercise something I have no interest in but will have to find the discipline to do. There are so many things I like to do, write, read, crochet…all sedentary and physically undemanding. I was spoiled by my young body that was slender and energetic without any thoughts about it.

    1. Thanks, Annie. I am on to the next step, exercise. This will be a challenge for me! I am not at all interested or motivated. I did go for a walk today…a short one but a little exercise.

    1. Thanks. I enjoy your blog and look forward to reading your posts. The Tuesday Chatter is a good motivator for me to just write my thoughts of the moment.

  3. Congrats on the weight loss. The gain is a mystery- it is so much easier to gain than lose-weight and the opposite with money.

    1. Yeah, what is it with weight and money? Though it is easy to have too much of the first I am grateful to have just enough of the second. 🙂

  4. It’s the way it is. Many years ago I was put on a drug for 5 years. I gained 12 pounds. Doesn’t sound like much does it? Took me 9 months to get rid of that weight after I got off the drug. 9 painful months. On the other hand my husband cut from 2 bagels for breakfast to 1 and just like that he lost 20 pounds. Both of us have been fortunate and can maintain once we get there but the losing part stinks.

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