Thursday, January 08, 2009

The Times, They are A-changin'

I've seen it coming for a long time; subtle and not so subtle indications.

Then, suddenly, I found myself flapping my shirt every hour or so wondering who turned up the heat. I guess I was fortunate that that only lasted for the months of September-October. Annoying, but not intolerable.

However, the shirt-flapping was followed by a sudden and alarming weight gain.

Ten pounds in about 6 weeks. Ick. Double ick. Beyond annoying and definitely intolerable.

So I'm down to wearing only the stretchy stuff and trying to figure out how to fit the shirts I'm itching to get started making. There's hope it's not permanent; right now, our church is on an extended fast which seems to at least have stopped the upward climb and may even pull it back down a bit.

Hopefully, the chiropractor will have my back in some kind of shape by the time the fast is over and I can begin a real exercise/weight reduction plan.

'Cause I don't want to have to retrace all my TNTs in a bigger size...


  1. This has been my entire last year (all of 2008) and as the year went by it got progressively worse...good luck with the exercise plan! Oh and the horrors of it ~ I still haven't been 365 days free...*sigh* It is like the house guest who will never leave!

  2. I hear ya. At least back in the day I had a rough idea of what to expect. Now...who knows?

    But the good thing about pushing 50 is that almost anything can be blamed on hormones...;)

  3. Like the fact that I can't remember anything unless I write it down? Or complete a sentence because the words have suddenly left my head? Crying because of... well, nothing really. Or having to throw the covers off every other hour because it's hot, hot, hot (in our very, very cold bedroom)?
    Stupid hormones.
    At least I haven't noticed a weight change yet... and since my digestive sysytem has chosen to get whacky lately I might not. Maybe.
    I think I'll go cry now. And take of this sweater. Man, it's hot in here!

  4. Dunno why those power surges had to hit in Sept-Oct, when it's still warm here, instead of now, when I've got the thermostat dialed down and could use a little warm-up ;)

  5. Yeah the weight gain; and the throwing off the covers and putting them back on again, repeat, repeat all night. I must say I'm glad to hear someone else talk about not remembering things or what they were saying. I thought I might be losing my mind!

  6. Yeah, I neglected to mention that I've got a bad case of the forgets...guess I forgot...

    I didn't know that that was part of the package until very recently; I thought I was just over stressed ;)

  7. Makes you kinda feel sorry for the little girls going the other way, doesn't it? I mean, they've got to be experiencing weirdness, too. That's probably why 14 year olds are so impossible! (Personally I don't remember...sigh.)