For the first time in 40-plus years, I weigh under 200 pounds.
I’m not posting this because I think I’m interesting. But I do know that weight is a concern for lots and lots of us, so my message is that if I can do it, many can.
The great secret here is to eat less and exercise more. One donut with breakfast instead of two or three: that’s a lot of donuts that don’t get eaten, over the span of a year. Smaller portions. And almost every day, except when weather simply won’t allow it, I either ride my bike or walk up a hill.
Gee, why didn’t I do this before?
Well, I never had a blood pressure scare before, did I? Plus a wee cholesterol scare: I want to avoid taking medications for that, so I am highly motivated to make small but lasting changes in my life.
I don’t do diets. Fooey on that. I know that if I “go on a diet,” I will very quickly come to hate it and give it up.
But the missing pounds–hey, that’s starting to feel pretty good. And I’ve still got my donuts and my ice cream.