Monday, March 25, 2013
Day 13 of Thirty Day Challenge- My Body
SO now I look at that picture and say OK not too bad for an older woman but my body and I have had a long and leisurely fight going on for the last 30 years or so.
I was a skinny minnie when I was young. I heard about how I never ate enough and I was too skinny. Something about fresh air camps and eating butter would help.
I was a thin woman until I was about 35 and then the campaign for my body to get fat really started. My kids were little and I was busy. You'd think I would get skinnier but nope.
By the time they were teens, I was 200 pounds....most of the fat in my belly. Very unattractive. So I dieted and lost some. I dieted again and lost what I had regained.
I tried all kinds of diets. You name it, I was probably on it.
I work out now and try to eat right. I still have a few pounds I would like to lose but the actual shape of my body is never going to be...well, ship-shape.
My goal for my body now is for it to last.....long. All of it, including my brain. I keep exercising and writing and doing crossword puzzles. I am trying to embrace the belly, as I was advised recently because it is here to stay. It might get smaller but it won't disappear.
It's a funny thing about bodies. We worry about them so much and we have a tendency to forget what I told my DD many, many years ago. It's nice to be pretty on the outside but it's just as important to be pretty on the inside too.