Monday, September 1, 2008

At first I was in a state of denial but when I tried on an old-formal-slacks and found that it was 2 inches short for its ends to meet no matter how much i pulled, I finally conceded. I am fat!

Where did all the excess fat, weight, poundage, come from? When? Five years of no exercise, tons of junk food, 912.5 kilos of rice ( that's half a kilo a day for 5 years ) added milligram per milligram, that progressed to gram, then to kilogram per kilogram to my body mass. ( Yes, I use metric, for the English system has been replaced since the 70's )

I used to maintain a weight of 98-105 lbs. (Hahaha. I use pounds here for it's easier to visualize it than kilos. I could have used metric and it would have read like this: I used to weigh 44.4545-47.7272 kilos... no impact). My daily physical activities then usually consisted of aero/gym, jogging, tennis and ballroom dancing. I was freaking fit!

I was so fit I used to get all the gold medals (in my age group) at the annual Rotary Olympics.I was so fit I joined aero marathons. I was so fit I was able to run after my husband's pick-up truck, climbed up the back, pried open the sun roof, got hold of my husband's hair and that of his companion, bonked their heads together, and lived happily ever after.

I must weigh about 53 kilos now (118 lbs). I do not want to be fat. I do not want to pass the half century mark in Metric and the century mark in the English. What to do?!

There's this famous person (I forgot who) who said that it is alright to be overweight as long as you feel comfortable and confident being in that state. Crap to the max!! How can one feel comfortable if you have layers of your stomach all bunched-up somewhere in the vicinity of your "supposed" lower abs? How can you feel confident if your silhouette looks like a top or a pear?

If you are cozy and positive with your present weight and at this very moment believe that you are the essence of gorgeousness and health,  then, good for you. I just hope that what you feel is how you look.

I just trust that you are not one of those who insist on wearing tight-body-hugging shirts and butt-wedging shorts or uber-short-skirts. Nothing wrong, actually, in wearing these types, as long as you are not related to Heimlich. (What? You don't know Heimlich?)

My ideal body weight, counting height and body built, is 98 - 110 lbs. There were times that my weight plummeted to 96 lbs from my usual 103 lbs. (Major contributing factor for the weight loss: stress; not advisable)

I totally admire those who despite their added girth (read: being overweight) are confident and happy with themselves. Kudos to you! As for me, I will continue to rant about my excess mass. I will envision that I can lose the excesses and be a 98 lb-tonemuscled-unlinedface grandma!

What?!...... I can dream, can't I?
Posted by desperateblogger On 9/01/2008 01:31:00 PM 3 comments


  1. Of course you can dream. But I have just 1 question??? Where did you get the picture of me weighing myself???? Akala ko I got all the negatives when I paid the photographer a small fortune....hmmm....

    Good morning dyan...nakikibasa lang and of course nakiki dream na din....hahaha...


  2. teka lang wala akong post for today. grabe ang dami kong ginawa. haha may speaking engagement pa ako sa upper school nun school where my daughter teaches. the topic was self-discipline and control e wala naman ako nun1 anyway i saw me-an costales for she teaches Filipino in that school.I mentioned you and asked if you married miguel(?), mike(?), miggy(?)... basta something like that.. lol! sino yon?!!!

  3. Hahaha....ano ba???? Down memory lane...he used to teach in MS and Southridge last I heard. Anyway, high school teacher sya nun so di mo sya na encounter. Halos sabay kaming umalis sa MS [1992] kaso ako bumalik for a year as part time teacher.

    Next time you see her, kindly give her my regards...and that I married a "Miguel"...stateside nga lang at naging Michael [di hamak na mas gwapo sa local version nya....hahahaha]....

    Teka....di na kita ma reach at pa speaking speaking engagement ka na lang dyan. Pwede ba ako nun? Kasi ala din akong self-discipline at control eh...hehehe.

    Ang haba ng sagot ko...pang entry na naman....



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