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!

1 comment:

  1. Another great page. the papers reflect the time.
    I was always tiny…I never got over 100lbs until I was about 6 months pregnant, lol, but then again I am under 5 ft ;)


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