Bikinis and memories
I was inspired by Rosie's recent posting to write something about weight. This time of year is a real doozy even if you plan to stay bundled up in fleece until April. It is so comforting to eat and eat and eat and then sleep. For those people who have to then get into a bathing suit in January, there is a very hard battle to be fought.
I think maybe it is known as The Battle of the Bulge.
Bill and I were reminicing a few days ago about when we first laid eyes on each other in August of 2004. I looked something like this except my hair was pink and I had just gone through a breakup and so I had lost a few pounds. Anyway, I was telling Bill that I liked him right away and that I could tell I wanted to be his friend. He said I was really cute and that I basically look the same now, but that I was thinner then.
I know he wasn't being mean or even inconsiderate. I think he likes me a little on the round side. But I don't.
I had recently decided that I would like to lose about 5 pounds by January 1 so now I can say that, officially, I am quietly on a diet too(along with my bud Rosie). Not trying to accomplish miricles, I just want to be firm. Strong looking instead of squishy. Squashy. Nothing wrong with being squeezeable but I am aiming for an adjective like, "toned" or "athletic".