Substitute "tummy" for "chipmunk cheeks" (and "Dag" for "Rider" )and I could have written this...
I used to roll my eyes when people said metabolism changes at 35, assuming it was just because that was when they had a baby/quit smoking/got a desk job/whatever. But now I am starting to think there's something to it, because my ability to move more, eat less, and drop pounds seems to have vanished
(Or it's because I went back on the pill at 35 )
It's good to have some solidarity in this. And 35, eh? I am turning 35 in a few months. I don't really want that to be true—that this difficulty I'm facing is an effect of something as unchangeable as age—but I guess I just have to deal with it? Or maybe the age-related stuff has a special strategy to be applied? I will be researching this.