The Best News I’ve Heard in a Decade

Yesterday I went to my gynecologist for my annual check-up. After she checked out all of my lady parts (things looked good, thankfully), we were chatting, as we always do – I’ve been going to her for 20 years and we’ve become friends.


“Can you do me a favor?” I asked. “Can you tell me what I weighed 10 years ago?”

After checking the number, she smiled at me and said “You weighed xxx in 2000.”

Please note I would never, ever, in a million years, write that number down. I’m in awe of bloggers who share their weight when the write about fitness and weight loss. I would die a thousand deaths before I’d make that public.

My doctor was fairly impressed. Most women, she said, gain a bit of weight between the ages of 40 and 50.

I weigh EXACTLY THE SAME THING I did in 2000.


I thought about this monumental news for a minute, and then I said, “So, I guess you could say that, over the past decade, even as my weight has stayed exactly the same, technically I’ve lost 20 pounds.”

My doctor liked that.


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  1. says

    That is good news! Good for you! I totally agree you lost 20 pounds.
    For we short women, really good news is you haven’t shrunk. These days I care about that number more than the scale number. I can loose weight (not easily) but I can’t grow!
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  2. says

    Congratulations! My mom (who was obsessed with weight0 always said, “If you don’t gain a pound, it means you lost a pound.” So, you can say you lost 40 pounds! (According to my mom, the expert on weight loss.)

  3. says

    I agree on counting the 20 pounds. I was always 5’3″ and after my doctor’s visit I’m officially 5’2″. Same weight but an inch shorter!

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