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Apples and pears


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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Yesterday I sat down in the bath, and looked down, and there was a crease in my gut. Sorry if this is TMI. It's been quite some time since I had a waistline and it looks rather as though it's on its way back.

Really, I should have been expecting this. When I look at my reflection sideways in the mirror (I cannot face it full on. I cannot. Not without clothes) I have a collection of dents in odd places (still more bulge than dent though). The nascent waistline must be the latest development. This is one I want to encourage.

So anyway, I got out my tape measure and wrapped it round my middle and squawked a bit because the tape measure was cold (manufacturers note: there is a market for a self-warming tape measure) and sure enough, waist measurement down 4cm. That's a bit over an inch and a half in old money.

'About time,' I said to myself. My waist measurement has proved the most stubborn of all. Everything else has been shrinking nicely, but not my mid region. For some time I've been looking like a Christmas stocking with an orange shoved halfway down it.

It's not nice to laugh. Stop it.

You should try getting clothes to fit that shape. When magazine articles ask 'Are you a pear shape or an apple' I always tick the box that says 'blob'. Or I would if they gave that as an option.

You wait. Six months, and I'll look like a banana that's been squeezed in the middle. emoticon

PS: apples and pears = stairs in Cockney rhyming slang but this isn't a blog about stairs. Or I don't think it is.
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CATNCAG 7/23/2013 4:29PM

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JUSGETTENBY42 12/18/2012 8:41PM

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EFFRAYECHILDE 11/19/2012 7:43AM

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LETHANIA 11/15/2012 9:28AM

    too funny you are!!! thank you for sharing TMI and all. LOL

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GINIEMIE 11/13/2012 7:29PM

    I so needed to laugh and I thank you for your blog. I found your page quite by accident and noticed you are local. Thank you for the humor in our journey.

Ginie

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BRAVELUTE 11/11/2012 11:10AM

    You actually had me laughing to tears long before you told me to STOP!
Perhaps because I resemble your description.

You do know that belly fat is the hardest to get rid of?

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 11/11/2012 4:03AM

    Way to go!!! Woohoo!!!
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FROMNDTOGA 11/10/2012 6:14PM

    Congrats - you have earned another NSV (non-scale victory).
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LISBETHSALANDER 11/10/2012 4:16PM

    Congrats! I guess I should take another stab at measuring my middle -- since there really isn't a waist it's difficult to get a consistent measurement. And like yours, it is the most stubborn of all the areas. Thanks for the inspiration. If I'm losing hope, I'll read this again!

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LISBETHSALANDER 11/10/2012 3:59PM

    Congrats! I guess I should take another stab at measuring my middle -- since there really isn't a waist it's difficult to get a consistent measurement. And like yours, it is the most stubborn of all the areas. Thanks for the inspiration. If I'm losing hope, I'll read this again!

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POINDEXTRA 11/10/2012 2:31PM

    LOL! Hooray on that waistline - you're heading in the right direction.

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NEWCHINELO 11/10/2012 1:51PM

    So funny,great blog!


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GOANNA2 11/10/2012 8:17AM

    I really love your blogs. Thank you for making me smile. emoticon

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TEMPENATIVE 11/10/2012 1:54AM

    so enjoyable to read to blog, I like your imagery very much emoticon

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L1ZB3TH354 11/10/2012 12:48AM

    You're funny! Great blog!

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JAMER123 11/9/2012 11:53PM

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PATRICIAANN46 11/9/2012 9:15PM

  What emoticon news. You are doing a wonderful job!!! emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/9/2012 8:48PM

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ROCKYCPA 11/9/2012 6:09PM

    What a hoot - you are hysterical. Congrats on your changing shape!

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SJKENT1 11/9/2012 4:37PM

    You are such a hoot!!!!

Here's to the banana you were meant to be and are definitely on the way to become.

I can't stand looking in the mirror at myself sideways - oh my as she shakes in trepidation.

I'm so excited you are creasing!!! emoticon

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ALIDOSHA 11/9/2012 4:34PM

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KARRENLYNN 11/9/2012 4:21PM

    You have a great attitude and I'm proud of your accomplishments! Keep going!

Have a great Holiday!

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LJCANNON 11/9/2012 4:01PM

    emoticon First you make me (Literally!!) Laugh Out Loud, THEN You tell me to Stop?! That is just MEAN!! YOU try to stop after someone TELLS You top Stop Laughing!!

emoticon Congratulations on the New Measurements!! That is Great!!

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CATLADY52 11/9/2012 3:50PM

    It is a pleasure to read your blogs. You seem to have a love affair with words that is fantastic. Keep it up! emoticon emoticon

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MOMMY445 11/9/2012 3:43PM

    that is fabulous news! woo hoo!

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LOGOULD 11/9/2012 3:36PM

    Oooo, what a happy day - CONGRATULATIONS!!! emoticon

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FIT4MEIN2013 11/9/2012 3:04PM

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IAMWINNING 11/9/2012 2:41PM

    Thank you for another delightful blog. BIG congratulations on the inches lost. I say that I have a waist, when in reality it's just those 'dips' you mentioned. Maybe I just have a waist that is well-padded.

Thanks for the explanations of the idioms.....I lived in England a couple of years, but can't say I picked up (or remember!!) a lot of them.

I thoroughly enjoy reading what you write.

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KSCRAP363 11/9/2012 2:15PM

    Wonderful!!! Keep up the good work!!!

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DIANNEMT 11/9/2012 2:01PM

    "Blob" will NO LONGER be a choice!! You are doing super!!

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MLH148 11/9/2012 1:15PM

    nuff said! congrats

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SHOAPIE 11/9/2012 12:52PM

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FAVORITEAUNT84 11/9/2012 12:34PM

    Good for you! I notice random thinks like "dips" in my abdomen when I'm losing weight.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 11/9/2012 12:32PM

    Hooray!!

LOL thanks for the Cockney slang lesson. :)

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NETTYDAWG 11/9/2012 12:26PM

    I just have to say I love your blog - always entertaining (and I love the descriptions of the idioms thrown in). Thank you for a pick me up on a very snowy day.

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EABL81 11/9/2012 12:17PM

    If you don't want us to laugh, stop being so darn funny!!

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LIVELYGIRL2 11/9/2012 11:22AM

  Your are a good writer, and entertaining... does that sound better than LOL ?

It's a wonderful thing to get a waist, when it was MIA .

A inch and a half is great/ and I was waiting to hear about his event, when you go for very long walks. So COOL, neat, for you! emoticon emoticon

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EXSSGIRL 11/9/2012 11:05AM

  Congrats on the hard-earned success!!! Keep up the great work----you are an inspiration to all!!! emoticon emoticon

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FARIS71 11/9/2012 10:47AM

    Welcome back waistline!!! Reminds me of a joke my 6 year old told me: What did the zero say to the eight? Nice belt. emoticon

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NASFKAB 11/9/2012 10:43AM

  congratulations on your new shape great job

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JOANNHUNT 11/9/2012 10:32AM

    emoticon emoticon I too am having a problem with the mid section. It keeps going up and down but never down enough. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DNRAE1 11/9/2012 9:43AM

    Exciting, huh?! Love losing inches almost even more than pounds. Just wish the problem spots weren't the last to go!!!!! and Yes, I laughed out loud! Love your comic phrasing and timing. You, my dear, are a great writer!!! emoticon

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EPATTEN79 11/9/2012 9:41AM

    I love your blog! Keep up the good work. emoticon

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ESCHLETZ 11/9/2012 8:56AM

    Maybe there's a world-wide plot for clothing companies to not make clothes to fit this strange body shape (That is exactly what my body is starting to look like now too) in an effort to either help us get past this awkward shape, or hinder us into going back to the full round beach ball bodies again. Ooh! Diabolical clothiers!!!

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