I will start to put in no specific order all the different ways I have tried or wasted time to loose weight or stay thin….
Lets start with being born in 1957 and growing up through the 60’s, through the beatnik era, the flower child era, the beginning of the hippies, flower children, drugs….this was a very interesting time to be young…seeing things from child’s view… two older sisters obsessing over being thin, wearing the perfect tight Levi jean..not really understanding any of it…I can’t say I asked any questions or remembering asking…no one offered any advise or the whys or why not about life…I just learned as I went…either through my experience or my friends….don’t think ill of my parents, they were from a different era, only repeating raising us as they were raised, where children ask no questions, seen not heard. just don’t do it…clean your plate…there it is the first time I was given permission to willy-nilly!! I could load up on all my favorite foods, potatoes and gravy, mac and cheese (home made) bread (home made), butter (sometimes home-made) and gravy and my favorite my mothers breakfast for dinner, it could be yummy milk toast with sugar and cinnamon or egg pancakes with thick syrup and butter…and always back then we had a yummy home made desert,,,cakes-fruit and ice cream, then there was always a snack in front of the t.v., whether it was popcorn or saltines with peanut butter and syrup or just another helping of desert….and hot chockolate and not the package kind, the home made kind, real cocoa and sugar…should I say more about not being taught the correct way to eat…that’s what the women knew back then…care for the house kids, cook and clean makes you a good wife…dinner on the table when the husband comes home…family dinners, family fun…those were great memories…I had a wonderful childhood, a very loving family and relatives..
next memories of overeating would be (lets make this easy we will start in January) My birthday….we always got the cake we asked for mine was either angel food cake with icing or burnt sugar cake, my mother made the best, then there was Valentines day…need I say more about that holiday..then Easter…forget the eggs…but the jelly beans and chocolate bunnies…always enough for everyone plus…then came the summer months, strawberry short cakes, unlimited watermelon and fruits, corn on the cob covered in butter, bar-b-queues, potato or macaroni salad, chips, cold root beers and root beer floats…the summer was full of endless food…also the big Fourth of July. Halloween what a great holiday for a kid o out and fill a huge bag full of candy go home and lay it out on your bed and we were allowed to keep our stash in our bedrooms…eat all night the first night…Thanksgiving…..eat till you thought you were going to burst…I love pumpkin pie with whip cream..my mother knew this and always let me have a piece hot out of the oven…Christmas, candy canes, pies, big dinners, holiday candy…what was not to love about Christmas then back to my birthday…don’t forget everyone else in the family had birthdays and all the relatives that lived close had to have cakes on their birthdays…endless eating out of control in my youth…
I was spoiled and my parents never made me as the baby eat anything I didn’t like…I didn’t even have to take a bite to see if I liked it…I was very lucky….I lived on scrambled eggs with a slab of butter on top, then put the eggs between toast slathered in butter…yummm…I was never a big meat eater but give me bread and butter,,,I would purr like a cat..