Thursday, July 18, 2013
I lose weight in chunks. In the first couple of years I would plateau for weeks or even months and then blump! Down six pounds! Then the challenge would be to keep the weight loss and then another long wait of weeks or even months before another chunk of six pounds would suddenly disappear. I decided I was losing weight in the same chunks I gained it. Recently I just lost ten pounds which brought me down to 136# which was my top weight when I was 21 years old. I remember the horrible top weights. I would stay around 125# for years, fighting all the time not to gain and then, to my horror, the scale jumped up to 136# so I remember that number. Now that I have made it downward to 136# I realize that the next chunk will bring me down to 128#. I jumped up to 128# when I was 19 years old and in college, living on peanut butter and crackers. I don't remember if we had diet coke in 1960 but it wouldn't have made any difference. The saltine crackers and peanut butter would have gotten me just as fat with or without sugar coke. So now I am looking at 128# again. That will be my next triumph. The hideous layer of fat that I built in 1960 between 128# and 136# will have to disappear and then I will have to face my 20 year old fat, pudgy, sad, demoralized 20 year old loser self.