Those Eye-Catching Headlines

We’ve all seen them, haven’t we? Those appealing, eye-catching headlines.

They entice us; they make us want to read more – to turn the page or to click on a link. Or maybe the purpose is to tempt us into buying a product.

I saw a headline recently that was supposed to be appealing, but, to me, it wasn’t. It said: Back to my pre-baby weight: 25 years later.

Do you know what I weighed the day before my baby was born? If that is pre-baby weight, no, I don’t want to return to it.

Show me a way to return to pre-pregnancy weight and then I’m all ears. Or eyes. Or whatever.

I’ve given birth to three babies and now, all these years later, I’ve never been close to pre-pregnancy weight.

Part of the problem is that I gained 50 pounds with the first pregnancy, 50 pounds with the second one and 38 pounds with the third.

Another part of the problem is that I didn’t lose the weight between those pregnancies. (Hey, you do the numbers if you want to know.)

What was my pre-baby weight each time, i.e. my weight just before giving birth? Well, I could never exactly tell because I could never see the numerical part of the scales. I could see belly when I looked down, and that’s all I could see. Thank goodness. I don’t think I ever really wanted to see those numbers.

Yet another part of the problem is that I like to eat. I don’t like to diet and I’m not much into exercise, unfortunately.

Nah, that headline didn’t entice me. Show me a magic potion to get back to pre-pregnancy weight without dieting, without exercising, with lots of ice cream and pound cake.

That’s worthy of a headline.


1 comment:

Syd said...

I remember seeing photos of you in the news. You were looking fine. We all get older. The goal is to stay healthy.

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