Okay, I thought this was pretty funny! I discovered this little gem following my annual doctor’s appointment a few weeks ago. Yeah, I’m at the age that things start happening chemically and all does not work like it used to. I discussed with my doctor the issue of weight. I know, I know, why in the heck would you even go there much less admit to anyone that you are pudgy? To the majority of people, I am not really overweight but according to my “Partners for Health” that my insurance carrier has so lovingly given as a benefit, I am obese. Is that not one of the most horrible words in the dictionary? I get the monthly “checking on you” calls asking how I am doing with my weight loss.
This is where one of the problems comes in – I am vertically challenged at 5? 1? – ANY amount of weight makes me look like an oompa loompa. No, I am not orange in color even though I enjoy tanning cause I personally think tan fat looks way better than pasty white fat and I do not have green hair. But, I do eat well – not a lot of junk and very little red meat as I don’t particularly care for it – and I do exercise. I walk a lot, run a little, take the stairs as much as possible at work, mow the lawn and do my Wii fit, Jillian Michaels, and other “act like you aren’t really doing exercises” Wii games I have purchased. I am not by any means lazy. So why can I NOT lose any weight? I seem to be permanently stuck at a very specific place on the scale. Seriously, no lie – it does not budge.
Ahhh…..it comes down to hormones and chemical imbalances. Great. I have reached THAT age. Nothing like a serious dose of reality to let me know that while I am enjoying my children growing up – the oldest turns 28 this year and my youngest turned 18 and has graduated from high school – I am getting older! Whoa! Wait! I don’t wanna grow up! I am not ready to be one of those “mature” women. Unfortunately, the lines on my face and the new dose of hormones I have to take on a daily basis now are telling me way differently!
But, hey – I can still fit into my earrings that I wore in high school!
And that my friends, makes it a good day!