Thursday, January 03, 2013
I started off being fat on my 55th year. Oh, I wasn't morbidly obese or anything, but I have a fairly slight frame and it really shows around my belly more so than a larger man. Belly fat is the dangerous kind that kills guys my age, plus it just grosses me out.
It is surprisingly easy to lose several pounds. The trick is to keep it off. Like an addict....if you change a behavior (in my case, eating like a hog) you can start seeing immediate positive results. However, if you return to the old behavior, chances are the addiction will be re-established even stronger than ever. This is called yo-yoing in weight loss and it can actually leave you in much worse shape than when you started.
I wanted to avoid that so I concentrated on changing my eating habits; trying to eat healthy foods, avoiding the unhealthy ones, maintaining my activity level, managing stress, and not allowing myself to get so hungry that I will eat anything I can find.
The result is my weight today.