I hate to say it, but I tend to be like this: perennially on a diet. Rarely at the weight I want to stay. Tedious, frustrating, and old old old.
Why old? Because it lacks the can-do spirit evidenced by the younger generation of women. That Better-Body-After-Baby ideal, that Biggest Loser mentality. It was our mothers and their friends who were always trudging to Weight Watchers yet never quite managing to be thin.
Of course, if you’re not always on a diet, you might get fat. But at least you won’t be so old.