Saturday, February 22, 2014
17 and Skinny
Last week I told you about my impending 50th birthday. This week, I'm zipping back in time and zipping into some jeans that I doubt would go much past my knees today :-)
When I was in high school, I was carrying around about 20 extra pounds. I tried various diets and I'd lose 5 lbs quickly, lose interest and then gain it back. Finally at the end of my junior year, I decided I was going to lose weight. I remember what the scales said then but I don't recall my goal weight. I'm sure I went past it as I got really a bit too thin. (I had a few people worried.)
I was convinced that if I lost the weight, I'd be a popular girl. I wasn't completely unpopular just not a girl that got noticed by fellow students. Well, I lost the weight and the popularity race. People noticed I'd lost weight but it didn't make much difference. Although I have to say, I looked darn good in my prom dress.
I lived at home during college and by then had a steady date. I gained a few pounds over my college years and looked my best in that first year past college. I've maintained a healthy weight most of my adult life although I'd love to see 5 to 7 lbs melt away before that next birthday.
This page is for a LOAD challenge to scrap about something other than what the photo represents. I really don't know why the photo was taken. It is very likely I was still 17 though it could have been right around my 18th birthday. My weight was low but I was still wearing glasses. I got contacts as my high school graduation gift.
For the layout I chose the new Homespun 6x6 papers from Simple Stories. They match the shirt I was wearing and remind me of my grandmothers where the photo was taken. I'm using some of the new die cuts and chipboard purchased recently from A Cherry on Top. I wanted to try some different embellishments for me. There is no wood veneer, brads, Washi or glazed brads on this layout.
Here is the video at YouTube:
And here is the sketch though you'll seen in the video that I've already modified it a bit:
Thanks for taking a trip down memory lane with me today!