Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Looking swell

I did notice, even if no one else has, that I have not left a comment on the size of my waistline in a little while. The waistline, like the lack of comment, has gone unchecked which inevitably has resulted in a noticeable increase in girth. I am now once more hovering around the 15 st mark and I am not too happy about it. Why do middle-aged men tend to put on weight whilst enjoying life’s little luxuries, such as crisps, biscuits and boiled or jellied sweets? I wouldn’t mind if I was the sort of guy who swills more than two or three pints of beer a night, I am lucky if I do that in a month!
I will try again to lose some of the offending blubber over the coming months, even if I am the only one noting the weight loss/gain online, although there are others whom have begun to notice and comment in person.

I have to admit to preferring the direct approach of commenting upon my weight gain when told, “God, you have put some weight on”, to the more embarrassing attempt to pass a subtle comment such as, “Gosh, you are looking well”
This comment is equally as ambiguous when directed at someone who has lost weight. When over-weight they really mean, “You look FAT”, and when you have shed a few pounds the implication is, “You look ILL”.

I will settle for feeling comfortable, and since I do not feel that way at the moment I will lose enough weight to feel happy with myself regardless of how I look.


14 st 13 ½ lbs


At 9:39 pm , Blogger Normy said...

I had someone in my family tell me that my pants were "looking a little snug" a couple days back. Mind you, these were old jeans full of holes that I was only wearing to work on a car or something. I've probably had them since the eighth grade! Good luck on your fitness, I don't really know what a stone is in terms of weight measurement... we deal mostly in pounds here.

At 9:59 pm , Blogger old enough to moan said...

Hiya Normy, there are 14 pounds to a stone over here, I wish all my pounds were somewhere else though.
Nice to hear from you again.

At 2:32 am , Blogger Normy said...

Ok, thanks for enlightening me... I still stop by time to time!


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