19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, March 23, 1914: Got a streak of sewing today. I get the streaks quite often in many variations. Another one is to get rid of some of my superfluous fat. 140 pounds (January) is entirely too much for a girl of my age. I don’t weigh that now, since I lost six and gained about three. Intend to take advantage of the other three and fight for dear life.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma lost 6 pounds after her tonsillectomy. They were removed on March 11, and two days later she wrote:
Weighed myself this morning. I had lost six pounds. My tummy is flat you can bet. Ate solid food for supper.
My memory is that Grandma was fairly short when she was an older woman—maybe 5 feet, 1 or 2 inches. She probably lost can inch or so as she aged, but I don’t think that she ever was over 5 foot 3 inches max.
You can do it. Hang onto those three pounds. 137 pounds sounds a little heavy—and you don’t want to regain any more.