Monday, August 30, 2010
Back in the habit
Another thing I had to deal with was something I have never experienced in my 36-year-long existence. Weight gain. I was always a skinny one, whether I liked or not. Usually I didn't, because while it may be fashionable and undoubtedly a must for Hollywood dames and models, for a mere mortal like myself it makes shopping for clothes a pain in my tiny @**. But in the past 10 months I suddenly put on about 25 pounds that I didn't need. And I don't even eat that much. See that bulging belly on the picture above? That has never happened to me before. Not since I gave birth. Not to mention that I prefer wearing tight fitting clothes, so over half of my wardrobe was utterly useless.
See me in these jeans? That photo was taken last November. Coincidentally, that is the same time I was able to wear it. Not that I couldn't button it up any longer, I couldn't even pull it halfway across my thighs. I couldn't believe my eyes! For years I've been whining about not being able to gain weight, and now that I did, I don't like it. They don't say "be careful for what you wish for" for no reason! LOL
By the way, it isn't the weight that bothers me, it's that it's out of proportion and bulging. I tried to convert some of it to muscles, but the local gym was full of tattooed, bald musclemen, and while I had absolutely no problems with them, it made me feel rather weird and lonely, being the only female and the only one not drinking those suspicious substances that are supposed to make you look buff.
Anyway, I do my little workout when I muster the energy (=rarely) and I will join another gym as soon as I can afford it, but I am still unemployed. I'd be completely broke if I didn't win a small amount of cash in a dial-in TV quiz show! That money was a lifesaver.
And now I will close this post before it gets too long, and start a new one!