Several years ago, when I lost this weight for the second time,my goal was to outlive my mother. But, my silly goal was to have a waist again. Sometime between the first time I lost significant weight and the second time I lost significant weight, menopause happened. The possibility of having an hourglass figure again had left the building with my fertility. Instead, I got LEGS. Short ones, for sure, but nice ones.
This time around, I expect to get nice legs again, but not a waist.
I realized a couple of weeks ago that I have been using rather impolite language to refer to my shape: sausage.
First of all, I probably should NOT refer to myself as an item of food, even if it is one that I dearly love!
Second, it could be heard as rather derogatory, shameful. Don't want that.
But like it or lump it, I am rather straight, up and down, the measurements do not vary much.
So, how about COLUMNAR as a description?
So, I wondered..
WHAT KIND OF COLUMN WOULD I LIKE TO BE?
Doric was far too SEVERE, a minimalist's column.
Ionic looked too EARLY AMERICAN, like sausage curls at my ears. ( See? the reference to food again?)
I want to be a CORINTHIAN column. It suits my curly hair.
I thought to use the decreasing size of a lovely Corinthian Column to represent my shrinking size.
This presented a dilemma.
If I simply shrank the image from ideal to..NOTHING...I would disappear.
So, instead, to represent the achievement of 25% of my goal..
I added 25% to the girth of the ideal column.
I am a CORINTHIAN COLUMN, majestic and playful, with curly hair.