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How do you measure a face?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I was looking in the mirror today. I realized that losing 18 pounds in the past four months has left my face looking a bit thinner.

Then I wondered how I could measure my face to see in actual numbers the millimeters that I've lost. Enough to look good...but at my 57 years of age, not enough to show the wrinkles that have been filled in with fat cells for these last 15+ years.

I thought that I will probably not be happy with those wrinkles. I would not be happy unless I had the slim, taut body of my teens and early 20's.

But back in those days, we didn't appreciate our figures and healthy bodies. We were too filled with angst: "Am I good enough? Am I pretty enough? Will I ever fall in love?" Etc., etc.

I guess we're never really happy with ourselves. I guess I think too much.

  
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GRAMMACATHY 10/9/2010 8:08PM

    Grammy, We are the same age. I am glad you made me a friend. I have fought the self doubt demons too. Remember Twiggy ruining our Junior High years?

I Like PJ's answer. Attitude really is the difference. People will look past our wrinkles if we are smiling at them. I can see you smile at your grandkids a lot.
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UR2LOVEIT 8/29/2010 9:16PM

  I will never be good enough, smart enough, etc., etc. But in reality you and I already ARE! I keep trying to remember that. Please use that part of yourself that Knows this, like I am trying too. :)

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PJOY17 8/29/2010 9:16PM

    Hi , Big hugs.
WTG on the pounds down.
I am happy with myself, I embrace the wrinkles, granted I wish the rolls were more taut, and that the sagging skin was not sagging, but I look at pictures from 10 years ago and pictures of myself now and I see a much happier person in the pictures now, a healthier looking person in the pictures now , and believe it or not a much younger looking person now. Gravity took over a long time ago I can't do anything about that, but my attitude I can do everything about that.
WTG again!
pj

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