This is a story about pecan milk shakes, a cheerleader and Slim-Fast. I’m not sure what I was thinking, but jealousy and milkshakes do not make for a good combo. Life got busy. I didn’t have time to think about what I was eating, or at least that’s what I tell myself. I gave up my daily walks and my line dancing. I was too busy working hard–wasn’t that enough? I’m ready to look like I did in the picture on the right.
I started painting and selling furniture a little over a year ago. Things were going really well. I was in a whirlwind: shopping for pieces to refresh, cleaning, painting, finishing them and driving two hours roundtrip to take them to the store. One day I took a friend along to deliver my furniture. She introduced me to the best pecan milkshake in the world. So once a week, when I delivered my furniture, you know what I did? I’d stop on my way for a milkshake. At first it was a small one, it went down fast and tasted so great. I did feel guilty because I had maintained my weight for a while. I told myself that I was working hard and I could get the weight off–all I had to do was eat a few salads and skip a few meals. I’d drive by telling myself that I didn’t need one this week, and then on the way home the truck would get in the turn lane and exit. It was hot–I had just worked several hours, unloading furniture and restyling my area. I deserved a sweet refreshing pecan milkshake, in fact I think a large one would be a great reward. I’m working hard, eating fast food, not exercising, rolling right along. Life is good, I still had my big jeans! I slipped comfortably right back into them. I thought it was really smart of me that I had kept them! Then it happened. We went to the lake and I was wearing my big suit, with the flirty skirt and my black cover-up. Yes, I had gained weight. But so what, I’m over 50, you get bigger when you get older, right? I’m in my big suit with the flirty skirt and there she is. The cheerleader and all I can think about are those milkshakes and what they’d done to my body. I dread the trips to the lake and the site of the gorgeous cheerleader. The one that’s my age and still weighs the same as she did in high school. The one that was the head cheerleader, while my husband was the quarterback in high school. I know how I want this story to end: I don’t want to have another summer in the big suit with the flirty skirt. I don’t want him to silently compare me to the cheerleader–I want to be the cheerleader!
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