I am approaching 200 posts! I can’t believe it, wordpress most have miscalculated that number. But since it says that this is my 199th post, and I don’t have time to control count, let us say I have almost done 200 posts. As bloggers are as most other people, although probably a little bite more narcissistic, at the time of anniversaries we start to question what we have achieved, and think about what we want to do in the future (and then we do a “favorite-outfits post”). I am pretty much like all the others, although I have not decided yet if I am going to make a favorite-outfit post.
So, what have been going on during these last 198 posts, and did I have a clear thought of what I wanted to do with the blog? For you that have read the “about” this blog, you know that one mean was to help my self to control my weight. I can’t say that it has been successful the last months, or even the last 18 months. Despite that I know all about the negative consequences of being obese, I am currently almost obese according to my body mass index (BMI) value (or obese, I have not dared to use the scale after Christmas). I should definitely know better than weigh what I do. However, I suppose that 60% of the American population and 50% of the adult European population should now better too!
Given the fact that so many adults are overweight or obese, one out of two, have made me as interested in the origins of obesity as in the consequences. I will not go into the details about what I have learned here and now, but let me just say that it is not due to only weak willpower, there is so many other factors that contribute to a persons BMI. So please don’t judge people who are overweight or obese, or have much more in their lunch boxes than you do! (I promise to write more about this in another post)
Despite that I am not aiming for losing weight this year (last time that happened the Cosby show was still running ) I have not given up on health! Independent of your BMI, people who don’t exercise is so much worse off. In general, having a higher BMI and exercise is better than having a low BMI and do not exercise. So my news years resolution is instead to try to get a little more exercise, get out more often during daytime, and to eat more vegetables and fruit. If I do lose weight due to these life style changes, it will be an extra bonus.
I do understand that this might seem controversial to some persons. However, I don’t recommend that anyone should gain weight or be obese, I am just saying that I am trying to change my focus. And I think, that health recommendations should change focus too, as they obviously are not successful, but more about that in another post.
So what does all this have to do with my blog, and my upcoming blog anniversary? It actually has to do with dress for my current weight and body type. Although I might be overweight/obese, I could do my best to dress flattering, and I do think I have some tricks to share. After all, I have been chubby almost all my life, and it would be a pity if I hadn’t learned anything. And if you like what you see, why don’t you tell your curvy and chubby friend that don’t know how to dress for her curvy body type (men, this is not discrimination – this is biology!) to pop over to my blog? It would be a very nice anniversary gift, in case you like to celebrate it with me!
Linking up to Patti’s Visible Monday!
Blouse – Forever 21; Cardigan – H&M; Trousers – Chico’s; Boots – Jana; Necklace and Watch – Gift at the day I defended my thesis; Bracelet – Anna del Russo at H&M