Thursday, February 13, 2020

It’s not an eating disorder

Through most of my middle-aged years my waist size fluctuated between 36 and 40 inches. With my gut hanging over my belt. If I had worn my pants at the proper height, at my navel, I would’ve needed 44-inch pants. Maybe 46. I was not healthy.

But, as I’ve mentioned before, the throat cancer has caused me to shed a lot of weight. Now that I can eat normally again (hallelujah) I no longer look gaunt and I’m gaining back muscle. Nonetheless, my waist keeps shrinking. And shrinking.

Today I tried on some jeans with a 30-inch waist. Perfect. I can not remember the last time I wore that size. Maybe in boys “husky” apparel? Amazing.


  1. The case of "the mysterious shrinking waist". Where did it go and why? Oh I know got some muscle tone so they tightened up. Exercise will do that :)

  2. I'm still waiting for my cancer to render a 30 in waist...