Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- Up and down

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!



65 thoughts on “Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- Up and down

          1. I agree. It’s just that my body sometimes, affects my self esteem in a really bad way. So, I’m just trying to gain a little more weight and do some exercises and stuff, nothing too extreme.

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  1. I was always slim and trim, without any real effort. but since I retired, I have gained weight. Why? Because I am home most of the time, and I eat whenever I feel like it, whether or not I am really hungry. I am trying to be more disciplined in my eating habits, but it is a struggle.

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    1. Yes, the more I refrain from eating, the more I want to. I am doing my best to stay healthy and eat just three meals a day, nothing but tea or decaf coffee in between. Thanks 🙏

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  2. You might just find something wonderful about doing that ‘no weigh in’ thing. I did. Well until this year and this year? Weird. Anyway. As soon as I stopped paying attention to the numbers, I noticed that I lost a fair amount of weight and things kind of balanced themselves out. I attribute that to the stress I lost when I stopped worrying about my weight and started working on my attitude a bit more. I have a few sharp edges around being chastised for being ‘too heavy’ of course, and my family (who has been less than supportive over my life about how big (or small) I was ) gets the standard “If you don’t like how I look, stop looking at me!” I wish you success my friend. You’re doing healthy habits and I’m sure the results will be pleasing, even if you don’t see the numbers.

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    1. You’re so right Melanie, I am thinking of doing just what you have suggested. I hope I too can lose some of my extra weight. Thanks a lot


  3. Your body stores fat within specialized cells that suck up glucose. If you gain weight, your fat cells enlarge. If you lose weight, the fat cells shrink. Human heredity causes fat cells to return if they disappear, as this is a protective mechanism engrained into our bodies to prevent us from starvation. Every person had different DNA, so everyone reacts differently to diets and workouts. The extent to which genes affect weight loss is a complicated subject, but your weight is still determined by what you eat and how you live your life.

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    1. I know all that Jim, as l have been dieting and researching different ways to b lose weight almost all my adult life. It appears that my body just is looking for an opportunity to put on weight. The moment I eat regular food, it goes up.

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  4. I don’t own a scale. I find out my weight once a month at the pain doctor. I used to guage my weight by how tight or loose my clothes were too😂😂

    Being healthy is the best goal! If my body mostly works, it’s good enough. I was concerned about all the weight I lost, but neither my pain doctor or my primary doctor seem concerned, so I’m working on not stressing about it.

    I’ve found gaining weight is as difficult as losing it🤦🏼‍♀️

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  5. Indeed, Sadje. That last paragraph is very wise. In my years of weight gain and loss, it seems like the more I focus on it, the harder it is, which is a paradox. I like your perspective. Makes perfect sense to me. 😊

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  6. I find this so beautiful and encouraging. It is important for us to embrace our flaws and giving situations in order to fully neutralize the effects caused from feeling and believing something is wrong all of the time.
    So I commend you for expressing this to us all ✨🙌🏽🌸

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  7. I so relate to this “I have two states…” Yes! Same. I figure I’ve just learned hundreds of ways how not to do it. Today is Day 14. I have a new blog just for this if you’re interested. And if you ever need an accountability partner, let me know. ♥.

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