18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, March 13, 1914: Weighed myself this morning. I had lost six pounds. My tummy is flat you can bet. Ate solid food for supper.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Wow, 6 pounds is a lot to lose since your tonsillectomy two days ago. I guess that there can be some unexpected positive benefits from having surgery.
Will you be able to keep it off now that you are eating solid food?
Here are several previous posts about weight and dieting:
1911 Weight Loss Tip: Fletcherize Your Food
19 thoughts on “Lost 6 Pounds”
We are so far overweight now a days!
It’s interesting that they also were worried about weight a hundred years ago.
It was that nasty physic.
Some things never change….. I also like to lose a few pounds and have a flat tummy!
So would I.
Six pounds IS a lot for just a few days. She probably didn’t have 6 pounds to spare.
She sure must not have eaten much since the tonsillectomy.
The answer to your question is “no, she won”t.” Haha, been there. Interesting about the weighing. I never pictured women weighing themselves in those days.
I wonder what scales looked like back then.
That’s a terribly painful way to lose six pounds, but I guess there isn’t an easy way to be found!
I agree–there doesn’t seem to be an easy way to lose weight.
I wonder if her tonsils were inflamed and she wasn’t eating much before the surgery.
That’s quite a weight loss!
no comment, LOL “hello Dr? Yes Boomdee here, yes, I need to have my tonsils out”
Hi. It was likely water weight after her operation. Jane