Well my niece and cousin's daughter got me intrigued about blogging so I thought I would give it a try. Not sure what a middle aged woman like myself will have to say that is read worthy but who knows it may be fun?!
January is such a dreary month and, in my already Vitamin D deficient state, that may be a very good reason to try to take my mind off what is happening outside....as in snow and cold and concentrate what is happening inside....my mind that is.
I just finished reading all the New Year tips on Oprah.com and am left wondering if this yearly cycle thing is healthy. Women seem to struggle so much with the constant back and forth and push and pull of weight loss....weight gain, feeling happy ....feeling sad, sexy....not sexy....you know how it goes. I watch my house full of men and they never seem to go through any major ups and downs like women do. I don't know if that is good or bad but it sure is different. Sometimes I could just scream but mostly I just end up sitting back and laughing at how utterly ridiculous I must appear to them.
Of course, they appear quite ridiculous to me as well when they preen themselves in front of the mirror all happy in their pot-bellied bliss. They could care less if they don't look exactly perfect. I actually feel kind of sick when I hear my son say...."Oh I really need to gain weight!" Who in their ever-loving right mind needs to gain weight. Don't they know the entire world is trying desperately to lose weight?
They also never appear to feel sad....in fact they don't appear to feel anything at all! They spend their entire time wondering what we are feeling and terrified to ask as we darn well would tell them and it would likely end up being their fault as well.....even the weight thing somehow is their fault.
And feeling sexy....well that is a whole other kettle of fish.....I frankly cannot remember really what that is except maybe on the odd occasion another woman may comment on how great you look or that you are really seeming healthy....who wants to hear that from another woman? Well I guess I do at this point as I don't hear it anywhere else :)
And so....welcome January 2011......feeling a bit overweight, not entirely happy and definitely not sexy! Bring it on!