Flab…

Flab. It just sounds bad. It is bad.

Flab. Flab.

What can I say It jiggles and wiggles Everyday!

It’s soft It’s lumpy

In some spots It’s bumpy

Legs and butt

I can’t keep track

But how the hell

Did it get on my back!

I remember being a kid and sitting in church behind a woman and she had weird lumps on her back and I asked my mom what it was. I thought she had some kind of condition. She explained it was her bra cutting into her back.

It was BACK FAT! I didn’t get it. I do now!

The Sunday after Thanksgiving I couldn’t figure out why I was so uncomfortable. I had a hard time breathing and there was a tightness in my ribs and chest. I thought gosh I just don’t feel good today. After feeling this way the ENTIRE day, it finally occurred to me that evening, MY BRA WAS TOO TIGHT! Mind you it’s not an old bra. That was my AHA moment. I knew then I needed to make a change. I didn’t want kids sitting behind me in church, in line at the grocery store, or anywhere else wondering why my back was all lumpy, and asking their moms “what’s wrong with that lady”, while I sit there struggling for breath.

That’s when I decided this is the year. I’m going to get into a bikini by summer. I climbed on the scale (which I’d been avoiding for the last two years) and found I have 30 pounds to lose. I’ll keep you posted on my progress and would love for you to share your thoughts, feeling and suggestions. I’d do a before and after shot….. but no.

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About Wrinkles and Flab and Hair! Oh My!

You may be wondering about my choice of blog name. Well, I’m a few years north of 40 and I thought I would surely be the exception… turns out I’m not. This blog is to address the good, the bad and the ugly of getting older and just the mundaneness of everyday life. The wrinkles have set in. The flab just appeared. And the hair…when, how and WHY did it start growing there?!?! I welcome all who want to read. Those over 40 that are going through or have gone through the same thing, I hope we can chat like sisters, laugh like friends and shed a tear or two if needed. Those who are under 40 and are curious to see what lies ahead, come take a look behind the pre-menopausal curtain. Any men that are interested in reading, I welcome you too. I must, however, warn you of the disillusionment that may lie ahead. Likely, in your eyes, it will be the undoing of the feminine mystique. We are here to support one another on this crazy journey and I welcome all feedback. I’ll start with my stories and I hope you chime in with yours! So, everyone hop aboard and let’s take this ride together and see where it leads!
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2 Responses to Flab…

  1. I remember having a similar conversation, aged 6, regarding the lady who drove us to school whose upper arms wobbled alarmingly all over the place when she grasped the steering wheel. Who knew…!

  2. That’s so funny and awful all at the same time!!! Who knew is right!

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