Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday evening rambling

Just got back from my swim and am feeling mellow.  Swimming practice had been on hiatus for the summer and I have really enjoyed being back at it these last two weeks.  I did a little swimming on my own, but I don't tend to do the kind of workouts on my own that our coach assigns.  I did have to ice my shoulder after doing a lot of backstroke tonight.

Have you heard about the Great Ma'am Debate? I heard this story when it was on NPR and I wasn't impressed with the way it was covered. They let it turn into a discussion about how some women like being called "ma'am" and some don't and how men who do it only mean to be respectful, blah, blah, blah. This isn't really an individual issue at all. It's about what it means to be a woman, and especially what it means to be a woman over 30 or so years old. Women who don't like being called "ma'am" are expressing very understandable feelings of loss of a certain kind of status that comes with being a "miss" -- that is, young. I've pretty much accepted that I am in "ma'am" territory now and don't let it bother me.  But I do wish that either I could stop aging right now or that it was a kinder world for older women. With men, there is no change -- they start out "sir" and continue to be "sir."

I ordered some Origins potions today, speaking of getting older... I have been breaking out and I think it's the new (cheap) cleanser I bought.

Did you hear there is a new Weight Watchers program coming this winter?  There are rumors posted around the message boards, but actual information is pretty scarce right now. I guess that it is the biggest change since the Points system was introduced -- sounds exciting. I hope that it makes the program easier for me to follow and not harder.

I have struggled on and off this week. I didn't earn as many activity points and I was over points. I am setting the over/under for Tuesday at 1 pound this week. Anyone care to bet?

2 comments:

  1. Hi! I'm a WW leader. I can't confirm or deny ANYTHING!! ;-) LOL!

    But I want to just tell you that it WILL be a great Christmas and new year!

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  2. Thanks for the feedback, EeeGee!

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