Should have listened!
As those of you who follow my blog & tweets will know, I have a thing about my weight. Ever since I became a teenager, I have had that obsession with how much I weigh & it’s always ‘more than I should’! I spent my late teens / early twenties waiting for my puppy fat to ‘drop off’ like everyone told me it would!
For those of you who have really concentrated on my writing, you will also know that my DS is getting married in December. His fiancée is a very IT clever, whizzy girl who wants to put together a montage & I’ve been asked to provide some photos of said young man.
Well! I’ve had an amazing half hour with lots of ‘OMG!’ and ‘Good grief!’ and ‘That bloody handbag of Mothers!’ I’ve gone down a number of reminiscing paths that have taken me back years. Some of them are real history items with my grandparents as youngsters.
Whilst it has been interesting, nostalgic & has produced lots of ‘Ahs’, it has also been very sad. I’m sad not for the life that has now past, although I wish I had done more with those years. What has made me sad is how THIN I look in most of them! Why did I not believe people when they said I didn’t need to lose weight? Why didn’t I just get on with life rather than spending so much time ‘pulling my stomach in’ & hitting myself with that guilt stick every time I had ‘something naughty’!
The years have obviously past & my body is a reflection of my age to a certain extent. I must take this into account I suppose & learn from my photo search today that life is too short to worry about the odd pound or two. Good health & fitness are what is important. It is that which will make you shine rather than being a dress size (or two!) smaller.
Have you been a victim to misguided perceptions? What are your regrets?