I am normal in my own weird "twin" way
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Several people have commented that this is a sad blog. I don't think of it that way - I think it is me telling you a little bit more about myself. Each of us is unique and has our quirks. This certainly explains some of mine.
I was a late in life baby. When my mother had me she also delivered a stillborn twin girl. So when I was growing up and had something weird physically going on - my family always said that was the part that I took from my twin. I believed that!! I remember telling people that because my twin had to die - she gave me some things to take into the world. In a way I was incredibly naive but in another way it was my attempt to connect with a twin sister. I am no longer sad about my twin - she is a fond thought or a comforting memory who gives me some moments of humor when I think back on my youthful beliefs.
So I do have some weird little things that persist. I have fuzzy, crinkly hair that is balding on the left side of my head and thick, full, straight hair on the right. I now know that my father had the same and I was the lucky child who inherited that unique feature.
The other thing that persists is my leg discrepancy. My left leg is one inch longer than my right. This has caused me no end of physical problems from the mundane of poor posture to the painful of bad back joints, frozen shoulder, feet problems. I need to be very careful when I exercise that I don't throw myself out of alignment. The last time I did that I was in PT for two years.
I have been waiting to reach normal BMI on my spark journey. Well I am 5'6" on the right (bmi - 154) and 5'7" on the left (bmi - 159). Which do I choose to measure my normal BMI? I decided to wait until I was "normal" for both halves of my body. This week I weighed in at 154 - so both halves of my body are now officially normal (which is great because the left side has been taunting the right side for weeks now).
This is a pretty significant milestone for me. I wanted to share it with all of my spark friends since I cannot share it with my twin - who would either be 5'7" with frizzy hair or 5'6" with great hair.