July 15, 1964, Wednesday. Losing weight at last.
Went to Lauri’s again and laid in the sun until 4:00. I’m really tan and I’m losing so much weight. I’m so sad I lost 2 inches in my bust, but happy to have lost 2 inches in my waist and 2 in my hips. Still have to lose in my upper thighs, but sad I’ve lost half an inch in my calves. Stayed home all night. Helped my sister Donna make a Shift. Felt real tired and weak. Finally forced myself to eat dinner. I’m going to the beach tomorrow. I’d give anything to see Byron, but I know I’m not that lucky. Donna and her friend Teri are supposed to go with me. Everyone else is working this Summer. Wish something good would happen to me.
While a lot of my friends worked that Summer, I laid in the sun and was obsessed with my measurements… 36-26-36… I kept a measuring tape in my makeup bag and if my numbers went up half an inch, it was time to cut calories and step up the exercising. I was convinced that having a perfect figure guaranteed me a perfect boyfriend and a perfect life.
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