Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “up/down.” Use one, use them both, but try to put one in your first sentence. Bonus points if you use the other in your last sentence. Have fun!
Up and down, up and down, like a yo-yo, my weight fluctuates almost on a daily basis. I blame it on the fact that I was a chubby baby who grew up to have a marked tendency to gain weight.
Add to it the fact that I had an autoimmune disease that gradually destroyed my thyroid gland, and you have the perfect person for yo-yoing weight. The more I dieted, the more I craved food, especially carbs. I can, and do lose weight when I put serious effort into it. But the moment I stop dieting, it creeps up gradually and surely.
I have just two states, losing weight and gaining weight. There is no middle ground where I can just maintain my weight.
As an act of desperation, I have given up dieting, and weighing myself. If my clothes fell loose, I am happy that the weight is not going up. And if they feel tighter than usual, I know I am gaining a few pounds.
But I think at my age, I need to be concerned more with feeling well and remaining healthy rather than being my ideal weight. So I walk daily, keep my blood levels in range and avoid too much junk food.
One get only one life after all to enjoy!