I was always a chubby kid. Back in preschool, when I look back at photos, I was not thin. At age 16, I was still chubby. My last year of high school I had to loss 20 pounds for sports, but due to an injury I was on crutches for several months and I gained most of it back.
When I was 22, I worked construction and lost my chubbiness. For the next 10 years I worked that job and stayed thin until I was injured. At this point, I weighted about 172 and I smoked, not good. I had to quit the job and quit smoking. After that I moved to Texas and bought a restaurant. Just a word about that, if you’re trying to loss weight don’t buy a restaurant. Then I wasn’t paying attention to my weight and I gained about 40 pounds over about three years. A few more years pasted and we sold the restaurant. By that time I knew I had to loss weight, I was up to 220 pounds.
My wife and I got a membership to a big health club chain, and we both started to eat healthier. I did start to loss weight but I had these plateaus. Places where I would just seem to stall out. And sometimes for several months. It may have been ten years before I got below 180 pounds, the 40 pound plateau.
As I got older I know I needed to go lower maybe 170 or even 165. After another 10 years or so, I’m about 172 and I still want to loss more body fat.
Losing weight has been a challenge my whole life, there’s no short cuts or easy way to slim down. Today, if I gain 3 pounds, I’m working to loss it. Some people can gain weight easily and other never gain weight. I know who I am and I’m watching my diet every day.
I’m about 165 pounds today and I’m very happy being a thin version of myself. I’m much healthier then I’ve been in years. People will tell you that losing weight is about starving yourself, but that’s not true. I’m never hungry. I learned to eat differently and at first it’s challenging. I eat plenty of food, but I only eat healthy foods. That’s the challenge. Forget about the foods you like and only eat the foods that are good for you. Learning to eat fresh, that’s the real challenge.
P.S. I’ll be out of touch for a couple of weeks, but I’ll be back the third week in April.