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What if?

Stuff got me thinking about my weight and how I got to be the size that I am now so I found a BMI calculator online to see just how heavy I really was (or wasn’t) when I was a teen. Turns out I wasn’t as fat as I was told and thought. I weighed 135 pounds in the 6th/7th grade and thought I was very overweight. I was told I was fat and to stop eating so much, but at the same time, that same person said I had to finish EVERYTHING on my plate each night at dinner. So the BMI calculator said that at age 13 and at a height of 5’2″, 135 pounds put me at the beginning of the “overweight” range of the BMI scale. Had I lost 12 pounds I would have been in the “normal” range.

It makes me wonder how different my current weight would be had I been told that I wasn’t fat instead of being lead to believe I was this huge, gross thing. And it’s not like me thinking this made me just sit inside and stuff my face all day. I rode my bike or walked to and from school just about every day, which was just under a mile away. I played outside with my siblings, friends and neighborhood kids. We moved the summer between my 7th and 8th grade years of school and I lost 10 pounds in the weeks leading up to us moving into our house because I went to the pool at the apartment complex every day. 8th grade started and I, again, walked to and from school, then to friends houses, back and forth, etc. Yes, I ate junk food, what kid/teen doesn’t, but I was also moving around a lot and yet I still gained weight. So maybe I’d be the same, but I still wonder what if.

Last Wednesday

So it’s pretty obvious I won’t be blogging every day this month even though I signed up for a blogging challenge. Not a big deal and not actually required for this challenge. I just need to get back in the habit of blogging again.

Wednesday was a busy day for me. I had an appointment at 2. That’s it, that was all I really had to do. I have not mentioned it since 2015, but I have wounds on both of my legs. I have a home health nurse that comes out at least once a week to bandage my legs and I am currently going to a wound clinic once a week to have the doctor check on the progress of their healing. Sometimes I only need to go to the wound clinic once every 2 or 3 weeks and at those times, a home health nurse comes out twice a week. I’ve been going to the clinic since Fall of 2014. The doctor still doesn’t know exactly what’s wrong. There are different things on each leg. Doing a biopsy on various wounds didn’t help to figure anything out either. All I do know is that if I don’t get my legs wrapped, they swell (specifically my feet and ankles) so that’s fun.

Anyway, I got to the clinic about 5 minutes before my appointment, got called back to a room about 25 minutes later and left an hour after that. That’s pretty good time for me as sometimes I can be there closer to 90 minutes just for the actual appointment portion itself.

Afterward, we were planning to go to Target, but it had started raining and the parking lot was packed with people looking for a spot, but nobody was leaving so we decided to go another day. I think we’re going to try again this Wednesday. We stopped at Taco Bell on the way home for dinner. I got one of the $5 Stacker boxes, which came with one of their new stackers (it’s basically a quesadilla with cheese and beef), 2 tacos (1 regular and 1 in a Doritos shell), plus a drink. I got the Orange Freeze Pop. OMG! It tasted just like an orange creamsicle popsicle. It was so good! I also ordered a Crunchwrap Supreme. I’m so glad I ordered that because the tacos only had beef, cheese, and lettuce on them so they were not really filling at all. In all the years that Taco Bell has had those Doritos shell’s, this was the first time I had one. It was ok, but not something I feel like needs to be in my life again.

So we got home, I ate my early dinner and watched tv, then I can’t remember what else I did that night. I started typing this up on Thursday and then kept forgetting every day after to finish. Yeah brain!