Oh how true this is! Our Miss O'Dyne has an excellent post up about obesity and lovely photos of our Members of Parliament who are showing us how to follow their guidelines to fitness.
It is too frustrating for me. In one week I have gone down 4 kilos, next week I could go up again.
I'm the heaviest I've ever been and I feel it. Remember the old "Pinch test", I'd have to take mine with a sliding door.
Am I depressed? Well, shit yes! I'm bombarded daily with articles on fat this, obesity that and why don't you lose weight and make room for 6 more people on the planet. My family on mother's side is big, fat, the O word before it became fashionable and it was only the women. We also have loads of breast cancer and ovarian cancer and more fat. I have a side by side photo and believe me you couldn't fit a biscuit between the wall to wall boobs on all of the sisters and cousins.
My sister was thin. I have two of her dresses that would fit on one leg these days. She smoked and drank, still smokes but has cut down on the drinking but age has caught up with her and so has the backside. When the lodger came and lodged, she was cooking with a lot of cream and butter, recipes from the 70s which she hadn't bothered with for years. The lodger would also bring home an ice-cream or a cake and it only took 6 months for her to start wobble walk. She dropped the cream and butter and full cream milk and ice-cream but once on the downhill wobble it's hard to get back. She's now stuck with that middle age spread even with the hard nursing work she does.
I have several middle age spreads, how generous is that, thank you, body. Stress will kill me.
Mother stress, cat stress, diabetes stress, blood pressure stress, agoraphobia stress, and just for dessert, plain old worry about stress. I even stress about my stress medication.
I'm stressing now. I know when I open the fridge door I will not find the pavlova and lemon meringue pie sandwich I'd love to find but broccoli, beans, carrots and a small piece of organic chicken. It's not going to do a bit of good in the de-stressing department. And the cat's starting up now and his food smells better than mine.