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Batik at Last and NOT Happy

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

My late ex-husband was prone to spoonerisms. He used to tell me, he liked “batik” women, meaning petite. Of course, I was not batik. Actually, far from it. I was very unhappy so gained weight. I blew up. I left, went to live with my mother and dropped the weight. Ha! I moved in with someone else, unhappy and became heavier. I left him. I lost some of the weight. Then MC. I changed the way I ate and became the lowest weight I have been in my adult life.
Being a “fashion is my life’ kind of person, I found out that I actually could be a petite size. By the way, a petite size doesn’t mean you don’t weigh a lot, just that you are 5’4” or less. I could be petite in certain things at 5’5”.
A few years ago, I started to buy petite pants because I could no longer wear heels. The line was wrong and the legs too long.
Then I dropped weight and sizes. Things started to and continue to be baggy.
At 5’5”, I have always been the shortest in my family. My mother was told when I was born that I would be able to model as I was going to be tall, at least 5’9”. I felt cheated. My cousin M, a mere 8.5 months older than me was over 6 feet and wore it well. My mother, originally 5’7” shrunk to about 5’. I have recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis. I am terrified. Yesterday, I went to a surgical consult for needed surgery on my spine. They measured me. I am only 5’3”. I have unwillingly entered the land of the “batik”.
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  • PGHMIMI1
    I have always been ‘batik’ too. My tallest was 5’ 0”. I am now 4’ 10”. It IS scary! I can’t reach the 2nd shelf in the Kitchen! Just remember, we can make changes to improve/strengthen our bodies. We can do this together!
    704 days ago
  • LUCYCAN7
    Hi Suze,so sorry to hear of the diagnosis!
    I understand why you are terrified,being
    diagnosed with Osteoporosis.Try your
    best to stop it from progressing further.
    I am sure you already know about the
    foods,vitamin D and exercising and
    Prayer.It is odd somethings we do not
    have control over and others we do.
    You are in my Prayers Sweetie,you
    can stop it from progressing it! emoticon
    704 days ago
  • KITTEHAVENGER
    Being short is not bad, you can tell when people are full of crsp.
    706 days ago
  • TIZSLIM
    I've been in the land of the "batik" all my life. I do hear you but it's not so very bad. And hey, at least when I finally make it across the pond we won't get neck ache trying to talk to each other.
    706 days ago
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