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Almost Swimsuit Season- still need to lose the covid 19

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Spring has sprung! And due to last year's total lockdown and not much else to do at home but eat, so has my waistline. I was one of the many who gained the "covid 19" right around the belly, mostly. Now if I could just change my 2020 habits and drop the 20 pounds, all would be well! But now that I am back home again, as the doctor I previously worked for has permanently shuttered his business, the habitual "checking the fridge even when I'm not hungry" is still happening. My going out clothes haven't seen me in quite a while, and apparently they really missed me, because when I tried them on now they hugged me very tightly!

I'm way too old for swimsuit season and I donated the last swimsuit I had that fit a couple years ago. However, I still have high hopes of looking in the mirror some day and not being appalled at the shape I'm in. It's a strange thing to grow older and watch time wreak it's havoc on the body and metabolism. All the things youth offered that were always taken for granted suddenly just disappear. But the mind stays stuck there for a while, still expecting the body to look and behave as it once did, despite the preponderance of evidence in the mirror that that is no longer the case. Saying goodbye is hard.

So, finding the ever elusive new routine that will result in me not having an ever expanding waistline is the goal. While I'm not looking to get into a swimsuit again, I am striving for a slim healthy body, just for the health of it.. Getting out of the rut that got me here in the first place is the first step. Something needs to change!

The cluck cluck crew is doing fine- nothing new to report. I never tire of watching their funny antics and am still considering getting a couple new Easter chicks to add to the flock soon. They sure are cute when they're babies.

Hope all is well with the spark crew too. Happy Spring spark friends!
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    I gave up on bikinis years ago, but still have a couple of swimsuits as we have a pool and I wouldn’t like to shock any neighbours who might be able to look in .....
    40 days ago
    I'm still kidding myself I can get that youthful body back. The one that didn't creak and ache!
    43 days ago
    I hate my old person body, what happened and when did it happen? And why is it so hard to lose just a couple ounces, let along pounds.

    Glad the girls are doing well.
    44 days ago
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    44 days ago
    the mind says one thing the body says forget it! getting older sure isn't for sissies
    44 days ago
    Happy Spring! For us it's a normally short hello and good-by, because spring in south Texas usually lasts about two weeks. This year, though, since we actually had a real winter (also lasting about two weeks - the rest of the time was just posturing), we might maybe get a nice long spring. A girl can hope, can't she?

    My own story of weight woe is totally embarrassing. Yesterday I wore to work a pretty dress given me by a friend, that I *thought* still fit. And it seemed to. All was well until I bent over to pick something up, and - pop! - off flew a button. (Buttons all down the front of the dress) Naturally, it was in the most embarrassing place possible, and I had no safety pins. Spent the rest of the day holding something - anything! - in front of my stomach. My purse, my sweater, etc. :-(
    44 days ago
    Perhaps with warmer temperatures---It will make it easier to get outdoors for time of refreshment and a nice walk. It has been a challenge for sure. Glad your chickes are doing well.
    44 days ago
    Yes, saying goodbye is hard. For sure. Glad you and the cluckers are doing fine. Those lbs will drop as the warmer season arrives.
    44 days ago
    I love swimming, but I've hardly gone at all in the past few years because I'm embarrassed to wear swim suits, which is really sad! I hope to swim more this year even though I'm not where I want to be yet!
    44 days ago
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