May 2, 2007

And so it begins

I tell people I'm on a diet. Don't know why, really. I guess I just don't want to keep it secret. So now I have people telling me that I must be joking. They tell me I look great. Have I accidentally sabotaged myself?

While it is nice to get compliments, having been 120 pounds for 20 years since age 18, weighing more is unusual, and weighing way more even more so. I'm not really used to or comfortable with seeing rolls of fat on my belly (a feature that clothes camouflage and so I fool people). I had some leeway for a while, but no more. One book I read said that your optimal weight is what you weighed when you were finished growing/developing, plus or minus 10 per cent, which means over 20 pounds less than my current weight. Even my current goal of 10 pounds' loss, will leave me over my optimal weight, but hopefully those pounds will not be around my middle any more.

9 comments:

Paula said...

I didn't tell most people I was dieting, especially my coworkers. First, I didn't want them to know I gained if they hadn't noticed already (like you, my work clothes pretty well camouflaged it). Second, if I messed up or figured in a treat, I didn't want them commenting. I'm a bit underweight now, but I feel better this way, plus no one's disputed that old rat study. (Rats fed 1/3 less lived a lot longer.)

Keera Ann Fox said...

Well, I figured I could "blab" because several co-workers in my department have dieted; my boss just finished losing over 20 pounds himself since New Year's. And one co-worker who told me I looked great and didn't need to lose weight is also a friend.

Oh, well. The only thing that matters is what I think and do. I mean, it's not like I want to get round enough to roll in the universe! Heh.

Webmiztris said...

clothes do mask a lot. everyone thinks I'm so damned skinny....they obviously haven't seen me in a bikini....lol

Jeff Kos said...

Oh, I know all about clothes hiding weight. Mine do a splendid job. I'm not dieting though. No, I'm just eating better.

Keera Ann Fox said...

Dawn, nobody has seen me in a bikini and they aren't going to.

Jeff, my goal is to change my regular eating habits a bit: More but smaller meals and more veggies.

Anonymous said...

keera, I actually have a photo of you in a bikini! (or tor does) woohoo.

Keera Ann Fox said...

That man has a nice wife who lets him keep souveniers like that. ;-) The body in that photo doesn't look like that any more.

Mark said...

Anonymous:

How much for a copy??

I can pay in small, unmarked bills...

;o)>

Anonymous said...

how many unmarked small bills???? wait a minute, Im in the photo too, double the price.