It’s taken me nearly half a century but I think I have found the secret to weight gain.
I probly lost all of my readers just then.
I am the only person I know who has been on a life-long un-diet. I’ve tried peanut butter sandwiches. Ice cream. I have only counted calories for one short period of aboot two months in my life. That being, when I was pregnant with JuJu and had gained 40 lbs. as opposed to the total of 20 lbs in 9 months of pregnancy with Michael, my firstborn. Even after Ju was born when I had maxed out at 158 lbs, I tried to keep some of that extra baby weight on my lanky bones and was unsuccessful. I think I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight within days of her birth.
I think it’s all in my metabolism. The other female members in my family seem to have the opposite problem. None of them are overweight but they work at it. I exercise sporadically. I dearly wish I possessed the wherewithal to keep at it. Toning and tightening I could use. But as for actual daily exercise, I suck. But I rarely sit still. It pains me to sit in a chair for an entire two hours to watch a movie. When there is music on, I’m moving. I don’t walk up or down stairs, I run. I can’t walk slow. I’m just very active. So I’m sure I burn up calories as quick as I take them in. I’m no slouch in the eating department, you can ask anyone who knows me. I can seriously wolf large amounts of food. And enjoy every minute of it.
Recently, though, I’ve noticed jeans getting snugger. I really looked in the mirror after showering the other night and happily found that my collarbone no longer sticks out. I can’t count my ribs. Woo hoo! Curious, I stepped on the scale and found that I had gained 6 pounds. And to what do I attribute this gain? There is only one thing that I have been doing differently or have added to my already calorie-laden diet. Aboot a month ago I started supplementing my 1/2 cup of coffee with English Toffee Cappuccino. That is the only thing I know of that could possibly have accounted for the new weight.
So, if you’re feeling scrawny or just would like to bulk up a bit, I’m tellin’ ya, half a cuppa joe plus half cappuccino. I recommend the English Toffee, but I imagine anything else would do. Except maybe the fat-free French Vanilla.