Friday, May 15, 2009

What Happened to My Waistline???

I guess this explains that extra "roll" around my middle:

I've actually taken 4 1/2 inches off my waistline in the last 2 years, but my waist is still no where near what it used to be in my 20s. Besides menopause, I think child-birth has a lot to do with it. And, it's not just the tummy fat. I have these pads of fat along the sides and back of my waist-line as well. I guess 28 1/2 inches is a decent waist-line for a woman my age, but I'd love to be able to wear some of the belts I've kept from my 20's (which now fit around my thighs).

To think, I used to stand in front of the mirror when I was 25 and think I looked "fat." I'd be thrilled to have that old body back. I guess its all relative.


  1. I think the same thing about when I was young and 'fat'. I have the very same things happening to me and I watch my calories, walk 3 miles daily with an uphill climb on the weekends that's about 5 miles round trip. I feel good, but it barely touches the weight. My consolation is that if I am overweight, at least I'm reasonably fit.

  2. If you're not losing weight it's because the calories you're taking in are equivalent to the calories your body is expending.

    So to lose weight you have to either: cut calories or up the calories burned through exercise (ideally both).

    Why don't you buy some small one pound handweights and carry them on your walks? Another great idea is walking poles. Because you're using your upper body, you'll expend more calories.