Stick with me on this, I'll "circle it back."x
The best part of 1990 was that I met these chicks.
They are life-long friends and occasional commenters.
(This pic was taken in 2004 hence my fatness. I am on the far left.).
The rest of 1990, well - not so good.x
Memory 1 - The Great Wardrobe Malfunction
Do you remember those little floral rayon one-piece outfits that all the girls wore? They were usually sundresses, but sometimes they were like culottes. They are hideous. Well, after P.E. class, I was walking across "the quad" when I heard "Hey Girl. Yo. Hey You." At this point, everyone (in my 15 yr old mind) was staring at me. "Yeah, You. Your underwear hanging out."
Yes, apparently my snazzy little rayon number was tucked into the back of my underwear exposing my "silkies" to the entire student body.
Memory 2 - Year of the Gain
Oh yes, 10th grade brought many things, including my first experience with weight gain. In 9th grade, I weighed about 105 and I was jealous of Melissa who weighed 103. We could still share our Z Cavaricci pants and pink Guess Jeans, but still. But jump forward to 10th grade and I was weighing it at about 130-135 by the end of the year. Yes, 30 pounds. Seriously - I have stretch marks to prove it. I know, I was "blossoming into a woman" and all that crap, but 30 freakin' pounds? Give me a break. I also blame this on having my first boyfriend - we liked to eat together. A lot, obviously.
Memory 3 - D-Day In P.E. Class
(This is where I "circle back")
Denver Running Girl should remember this day too. It was probably the worst day of 10th grade. I'm not talking about the "scoliosis" test where you had to stand in your training bra in front of everyone. I'm talking about the BODY FAT TEST. I remember thinking I was healthy and in shape. But my 15 yr old body was tested at 33% body fat. I was devastated. I remember going home and wanting to starve myself. My craziness started way before this day, but this is a day I will remember forever.
So flash forward 18 years (holy shit - 18 years???)
I had my first "run in" with ANITA last night. If you don't know who Anita is, read my previous blog entry. I must say that Anita and I might be able to form a friendship here.
This is what she told me this morning:
Weight: 138.2 (SWEETNESS)
Body Fat: 29.5 (What the fuck?)
Water %: 49.3 (HUH? Not sure what this means)
Metabolic Age: 31 (Gee, that sucks)
Bone Something: 5 (huh?)
I already broke both my rules regarding Anita (Told you - I'm crazy). Last night after dinner and drinks, I weighed myself - 140 and 27% body fat. How could my fat go up over night? And my Metabolic age last night was 27. Apparently in my sleep I aged 4 years.
But overall, I'm happy with her.
And I'm' definitely happy that I am 3.2 lbs away from my goal weight.