I am a 41-year-old woman who is proud of my age. I give no apology for being born in 1970 and I am looking forward to my future. However, these days it seems that I can’t escape the constant messages that I should be pining for the good ole’ days of youth.
According to most advertising messages I see, my body is withering away by the second. And it will require all the money in my 401k to repair the damage.
While running errands the other day, an ad came on the radio that began, “Women over 40 have weight gain due to a hormonal imbalance.” I was then told that it would be impossible to stay thin at my age unless I bought some type of medication that I am sure the FDA has never heard of.