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 lose 20 pounds for sports, but due to an injury I was on crutches for several months and I gained 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 weighed 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 lose 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 passed and we sold the restaurant. By that time I knew I had to lose 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 lose weight but I had these plateaus. 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 lose more body fat. My problem was the weight would come off but I was still fat. I was just winging it. I thought I could lose weight the same I did in school but that was 40 years ago and my body didn’t work the same way.
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 lose it. Some people can gain weight easily and others never gain weight. I know who I am and I’m watching my diet every day.
Your real age has very little to do with time. Humans calculate age by calendar years, but your real age is about the condition of your body. I’m a senior now and I weight less than I did in school sports. I’m 158 pounds, I bike, jog, lift weights, and play sports. Your life is not over until you totally wear out your body and being overweight just speeds up the process. Learn to eat the right way and your body will burn your fat.
Put that scale in the garage, losing body fat can’t be measured by a scale. Until you lose your fat your weight will always return to the same weight. Body fat is your enemy and it’s the reason you can’t keep your weight off.
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