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February 7, 2012

7 Things about Me, Day 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — Karma @ 6:00 am

I was crazy skinny in high school.  I was accused of being anorexic from time to time.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  I just had that metabolism that pretty much allowed me to eat whatever I wanted.  My mother used to say that I would eat “anything that wasn’t tied down or rotten.”  I am 5 feet, 8 1/2″ tall – in high school I weighed 114 pounds.  One of my great friends throughout school, Matt, who was also tall and skinny,  and I would talk about going to Friendly’s to drink Fribbles in attempt to gain weight.

As evidence, my senior prom picture:

And yes, in case anyone who doesn’t know was wondering, that is indeed dear hubby in the picture with me.



  1. Aw, what a sweet photo! I married my HS sweetheart, too! (We look about 12 in our prom pic, though 😉 ). Can’t say that I had your metabolism problem ( I wish!)

    Comment by milkayphoto — February 7, 2012 @ 7:24 am | Reply

    • Thank you. I don’t know if you can really call us HS sweethearts. We didn’t go to school together (he’s 3 years older than me and went to the local Catholic HS) and we met during my senior year. Believe me, I wouldn’t mind having that metabolism back!

      Comment by Karma — February 7, 2012 @ 7:58 pm | Reply

  2. I was 6 ft. 1 in. when I was 19 years of age and I weighed 119 lbs. 🙂

    Comment by Bob Zeller — February 7, 2012 @ 10:55 am | Reply

    • Funny how those numbers stick in our minds, isn’t it?

      Comment by Karma — February 7, 2012 @ 8:00 pm | Reply

  3. The skinny thing is both curse and blessing. When I was in high school, I was 5’11” tall and weighed 132 – as an adult I maintained that weight, unless I was in a very stressful period when I’d go down to 124. Now, as a mature retired person, I weigh around 150, and I think all of those extra pounds are in the midsection. Holy Toledo, where did my waistline go?!

    Comment by Carol — February 7, 2012 @ 11:06 am | Reply

    • It’d be nice to have some of that youthful metabolism back sometimes, wouldn’t it?

      Comment by Karma — February 7, 2012 @ 8:02 pm | Reply

  4. I’ve STILL got the same metabolism… It’s just that these days my body doesn’t entirely agree… That’s my excuse anyway… Sweet pic Karen… 🙂

    Comment by FS Photography — February 7, 2012 @ 2:47 pm | Reply

    • Dang bodies! They should pay attention better! 😉
      Thanks Brian.

      Comment by Karma — February 7, 2012 @ 8:02 pm | Reply

  5. Wonderful and very sweet photo. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — February 7, 2012 @ 3:55 pm | Reply

  6. Love the Senior Prom photo. You look too young to be a senior.

    My metabolism was the same. I was skinny and ate whatever I wanted. Now, at age 60 (ish), I’ve developed that same “tire” … Can’t say I like it much … 😉

    Comment by Sybil — February 7, 2012 @ 6:27 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Sybil. Same tire? Same tire as who? 😉

      Comment by Karma — February 7, 2012 @ 8:05 pm | Reply

  7. Aww, look at you!! 🙂 You haven’t changed THAT much since then.

    I was always really skinny, too, as a kid. Skin & bones pretty much. Lucky my mom could sew, because pants and skirts would always be too big around the waist and she would have to alter them.

    Comment by TheDailyClick — February 7, 2012 @ 7:27 pm | Reply

    • How sweet for you to say Michaela. I’m having a difficult time wrapping my head around the fact that that picture was taken nearly 25 years ago!!!

      Comment by Karma — February 7, 2012 @ 8:06 pm | Reply

  8. Great photo! I’ve been going through old photos too and they are bringing back all kinds of memories.

    Comment by Becky Sue — February 7, 2012 @ 9:33 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Becky. Maybe you should scan a few for us!

      Comment by Karma — February 9, 2012 @ 4:46 pm | Reply

  9. You still have that metabolism!!! You look great!

    Comment by Andrea L — February 9, 2012 @ 7:55 am | Reply

    • Aw, you’re sweet Andrea. Thank you.

      Comment by Karma — February 9, 2012 @ 4:46 pm | Reply

  10. Awwww….you guys were (and are) adorable!

    Comment by Dawn K — February 11, 2012 @ 4:19 pm | Reply

  11. I remember that beautiful dress like it was yesterday. You look so pretty!

    Comment by Trish Dinsmore — February 15, 2012 @ 9:56 pm | Reply

    • Feels like a lifetime ago to me!

      Comment by Karma — February 16, 2012 @ 4:33 pm | Reply

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