Feeling Fluffy and Fabulous

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The nemesis of my fabulous 50’s has been a wicked set of bathroom scales. They mock me from their corner. They whisper sweet promises of me wearing skinny jeans or leggings with “oh-so-cute tunics and sweaters,” and then…

They. lie. to. my. face.

I hate those scales. I loathe having to weigh. This is probably the emotional residue from my years as a Weight Watcher member and leader.  I still have an overwhelming urge to count points and measure my portions.

I must say  I have reached the point where I refuse to be in  a constant state of anxiety over the digital number giving me the evil eye.  I want to break the condemnation cycle. I need to see my 53 year old body the way God sees me…beautiful…holy…redeemed.

And while spouting that a “number does not define me or my worth,” I know that I need to be active, make healthy food choices,  and take care of my body.

This  healthy-weight, body-image, be -healthy mind set does not come as an either/or issue. It needs to be an “all of the above” game plan.

However…

I want to eat good food.

I don’t want to live on low-carb, low fat, low taste meals, processed diet food for the rest of my life. I want balance. I am willing to give up mediocre, empty-of-pleasure  food for an occasional “fabulous” food splurge. For example, I am perfectly happy to have a protein shake or a bowl of cereal for a meal if I know shrimp tacos or chicken quesadillas are on the horizon for the weekend. (YES!)

So…

If I am a little fluffier in areas than I was in my 30’s and my 40’s … so be it.

Menopause has a sadistic mind.  Aging happens. Energy levels ebb and flow, and insomnia doesn’t play well with others.

A big plus  for this fluffy stage of adulthood is that there are some  very cute “fluffy girl” fashions today.

Honey, I am thankful. So. Thankful.

A cute tee, a great fitting pair of jeans,  and a bold  little sweater or jacket…

And I am ready…

Write 31 Days –

Day 5 – Feeling Fluffy and Fabulous

 

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3 thoughts on “Feeling Fluffy and Fabulous

  1. Candice~Marie October 6, 2016 at 11:18 am Reply

    There are great fashions out there for all sizes these days, I am so thankful! I completely identify with everything you said. 😊

  2. Candice~Marie October 6, 2016 at 11:18 am Reply

    I like the bear picture, too.

  3. singlemomonmission October 6, 2016 at 3:56 pm Reply

    Yes, all of this. I’m doing the weight watchers thing and have hit points-related fatigue. I really just want to find the balance and the healthy lifestyle thing. Amen to “a cute tee, a great fitting pair of jeans, and a bold little sweater or jacket”. I am with you!

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