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I was thin once!

I have gained weight the way a lot of people, rightly or wrongly, seem to as they slip into middle age. Stayed between 8st 8lbs - 9st 2lbs until about 35. since then have gone up to 10 1/2 - 11 stones and would continue to get bigger if i did not watch myself. I have got heavier, but choose to forget that bit. I'm 5ft 4in.

When i am sick or low i eat more. If i don't eat the pain killers start to eat my stomach for me. But I mainly eat becasue I like to do it.

I am broad shouldered and narrow hipped which looked ok slim. I have managed to put weight on like a man - shoulders, back and stomach, so i look far too chunky now, but at least i am managing to stop it creeping upwards ... for now. Oh and I have something that passes for a bust, which I did not when I was slim.

Last week I was working hard so expected to lose weight and i managed to gain 5lbs. I cannot be persuaded that this is muscle growth. If it was there are an awful lot of body builders out there who would be doing my job. I eat healthy stuff, but I reckon it's the other stuff i also eat that does it! I can't really blame anything else. I am simply moving less quickly and resting more than i did 10 years ago, but still eating the same quantities.
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