Once, long ago, I was thin, then I had 4 children and my body decided it like being bigger, and with each baby it got bigger and bigger. So when I finished having my children I was no longer thin, not by a long shot. I say my body decided this because I can truly say I did not eat for two, I was reasonably active and certainly having 4 children kept me running around.
My body has not varied it's weight much in the 30 years since I was pregnant with my last child. It goes up and down by about 2-3kgs but pretty much has stuck at the same weight all that time.
I said to myself, I will be fit by 40 - didn't happen, couldn't get myself motivated and with working and raising a family I never seemed to have the time.
I said to myself, I will lose some weight by my 50th birthday - didn't happen, by then my arthritis was out of control, my motivation was zero and I was just plain tired all of the decade between 40-50.
So now I am nearly 57 and in the last year I have lost 12kgs, not through any effort but through the side-effects of one of my medications. I am now off that medication and I have put on 1.2kgs, because my body likes being the weight it is.
I on the other hand don't. I am tired of being obese, I am tired of hiding myself from my hubby (my issue not his), I am tired of being tired, I am trying to get fit so I can be healthier. So I joined a gym.
My body on the other hand has other ideas. One session and my arthritis is the worse it has been in 10 years. I am in so much pain that it is ridiculous. Seriously, I am over my body dictating my life ... so tomorrow I will go back to the gym, seriously body, we need to lose weight so be a little kinder to me - please!!!
See here's proof that I used to be thin!!
As a p.s. to this post, my personal trainer has just cancelled todays' session and can't fit me in until next Saturday, so is the Universe now plotting against me as well - sigh!!!