Saturday, September 13, 2014

If I'd only known.....

I had no idea that our skin loses its elasticity as we age.  Especially not to the degree that it's happening to me!

As you know, I've been making a life-style change since January of this year.  I've been exercising and eating healthier which has resulted in my shedding 62 pounds.  I decided to refer to it as "shedding" rather than losing weight, because losing implies that I am missing those pounds.  Nothing could be further from the truth!  I definitely don't miss them, and I will do my best to make sure I never encounter them again!

Though I personally don't miss the pounds, apparently my body does;  I'm sagging and bagging in places where I once was quite firm...that is firm and tight as a stuffed sausage!  Now, low and behold, I hesitate to extend my arms when I'm outside, for fear a strong breeze might turn me into a glider and I'll be soaring away into the sunset!

My thighs are loose and lumpy, and my tummy, once tumid, now is hanging over my Hoohah; and my boobs....oh my poor boobs!  Once bodacious orbs, they are now sagging to the point where I know what Joan Rivers was talking about when she said she could have a mammogram and a pedicure at the same time!

I wish I had made this change years ago, when there was still a chance that everything would snap back into it's original position.  I guess at age 70, it's more important that I am becoming more agile, no longer have to take blood pressure medication, and gasping for breath is a thing of the past.

And let me just say, if you're young and overweight, take action to change your life now; don't wait,  It's your best chance to lose the flab without a lot of sag!


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