Monthly Archives: September 2016

Featherbed Tied in the Middle

What is it about our weight that keeps us obsessed about it? I had lunch with my friend this afternoon and we were talking about our weight and how frustrated we are with the fact that we are not where we want to be. As we sat there, she had a grande margarita and we both had two soft shell tacos with pico de gallo and sour cream, and we talked about how frustrated we were about our weight the whole time. I finished my tacos and leaned back stating that I felt like a featherbed tied in the middle. After explaining what I meant – we both had a good laugh.

I then went onto my doctor’s appointment. Realizing that I weigh more than I have ever weighed in my life. And as I sit here eating M&M’s and drinking another beer, I can’t understand what my problem is with my weight. I’m working out – why can’t I lose the weight??

The nurse practitioner wasn’t too concerned with my frustration at my weight. She was more concerned with what beer I liked to drink. But what did she know – she weighed all of 110 lbs. and that is probably stretching it.

In talking with my sister tonight, I’m pondering the whole “just accept who I am” factor and go with it. She is the master of camouflage and I’m thinking I can learn a thing or two from her. We are built differently and I feel as though I am bigger all over than she is. But still, I could learn from her, I’m sure!

So in conclusion, I believe the best thing for me is to keep working out – simply to keep healthy and learn to accept myself for who and what I am….in all aspects! That’s just important for me overall! After that – it’s about carrying myself with the dignity of a decent human being. Perhaps, I need to learn to shop for clothes that can camouflage a little better.  Just thinking…..

Oh – and by the way – in case you’re wondering…….it’s Bud Light! 😉

Blessings –

Ann  🙂