B lives next door....she is about 75, but looks 85.
She has led a life of hard drinking and smoking until she quit smoking a couple of years ago.
She loves to go to Mesquite to gamble several times a week; win or lose, but mostly lose.
She is about 5' 4". Her arms are extremely skinny; her legs are very skinny.
Yesterday, her doctor told her to lose weight. I nearly fainted. It's true that her belly is just a little big, but whose isn't at 75?
She never eats sweets; her husband does 95% of their cooking; they eat out when they go to Mesquite, and that is about it. In the summer, they order the fresh fruits basket, so they eat a lot of vegetables and fruits.
Anyway, I'm listening to her swear about how she has to lose weight, and I'm so stunned, it's unreal.
I don't get the whole weight thing.
During the last few years of my mother's life; she ate like a bird; a bite of sandwich, a bit of banana; hardly ANYTHING at all; rarely sweets. But, she was overweight and stayed that way, even when she was just nibbling at her food.
I mean, something is going on here.
I think it's global warming; that is to blame for all our weight problems.
That's my answer and I'm sticking to it. (And, it relieves me of personal responsibility in the weight department!)