|The only big deals in my life (1997): my best friend and my big hair!|
|Days and body gone bye bye!|
Most people blame their weight gain on pregnancy. I have the opposite problem due to my thyroid. I loose weight while I am pregnant. When I deliver I end up gaining weight like it is going out of style. This happens to some women. On their behalf I would like to ask God...pregnancy, childbirth, and this? Really? I think you could have stopped at childbirth God. But then again you know best- keeping my fingers crossed on that one.
For 13 years I have been telling myself that I am okay with weighing 60-80 pounds more than I was ever supposed to. I was always the skinny athletic girl. I was involved in sports and worked out quite a bit. I was one of those crazy people that loved to exercise. I worked out 6 days a week and became obsessed with the shape of my legs. I was determined to have legs like Nadia Comaneci. I carried her Danskin ad in my filo fax (so 1989).
In 1997 I gained 60 pounds- (no people it wasn't a typo). I had no idea that my body would betray me (with a little help from a trip to England.) That summer I graduated from University, went to England on my own, ended a relationship and started another one. I loved the shopping in England and bought all these amazing clothes I was sure I was going to need for work. I was in deep love with a particular brown and cream hounds tooth skirt. (I used to have style people- really I did!) I also bought all these shoes...sigh.
By the end of that year I had to kiss that skirt and all my other clothes goodbye because I gained 60 pounds in the matter of a few months. No one ever told me that your shoe size changes as you gain weight. I went from a 6 to an 8. My shoes went from my shopping bags to another woman's closet. I went to the doctor and asked how this could happen. He explained that I was eating too much. Okay... really?
Let's get to the readers digest version of how I found myself fat in my usually skinny self. I learned later that I have hypothyroidism and my thyroid was having a party on me. (Thanks Thy!)
So here I am almost 38 and looking
Who is ready for some temple love?