Did you know that Audrey Hepburn was 5’7″? And she wanted to be a ballerina but that was too tall for ballet in her day so her first dream was dashed which was really a good thing for me because it forced her to move on and be an actress and make Funny Face?
For me to enjoy over and over?
And eventually force my sister to sit down and watch with me, who agreed at the end that it was a good movie because it reminded her of her favorite movie, Glitter?
Anyway, what was my point?
Oh right: the Adult Beginner is also 5’7″.
Was noting the other day a balletical benefit: before ballet I weighed a pretty consistent 140-142lbs, and now I’m at a pretty steady 137-140lbs. So, what used to be a skinny day is now the top end of my day-to-day range.
Not a huge change but a nice one. I’ll take it.
Just for reference, here are some other weights:
133 1/3 all four years of high school when I went in for sports physical exam. That 1/3 really chapped my hide. It was always there! Wtf?
136 my wedding day. They say that’s the skinniest day of one’s adult life but nope, for me that day was-
115 briefly in college. Was really into the whole starving artist aesthetic. This was a bad weight for me because although I was very healthy, I had no boobies and worse yet-no sense of humor
125 also in college. I was hot stuff at this weight. There was absolutely no part of my body I felt bad about. Glad I got to experience that.
148 after a few years at my job, no regular exercise habit. This was a bad weight for me because getting dressed in the morning took too much time, had to think about what fit and what didn’t.
145 too fat to pirouette!
138 what the scale says this very morning
PS this book, Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo, is very sweet and has rad illustrations by Julia Denos of Audrey as a young ballerina and throughout her life. Might wanna buy it with the intention of giving it to a little kid and then just keep it for yourself. Not that I would know anything about that.