Jack's Weight Loss Success Story

Written by Diet Bites as told by Jack

Interesting stuff on Diet Bites. I would like to relate my experience of being fat.

As a retired Marine I have been burned and blasted but nothing can compare to how I felt this past winter when my weight shot up from about 150 to 192.

I am 64 and my eating and drinking routine were normal routine.

I was totally embarrassed and humiliated. My clothes wouldn't fit and I was ashamed to be seen in public. Other than an occasional glass of water and handfuls of peanuts I gave up eating and drinking and lost 32 pounds in less than 3 weeks.

It was not an easy transition. My stomach, legs and feet were swollen and I itched horribly.

Down to 160 my lower stomach began to ache, a good night's sleep was impossible.

I now weigh 150 and I feel a great deal better. My stomach still hurts and I don't have much of an appetite. Usually I will have kielbasa and eggs for breakfast, maybe some cookies and milk or a peanut butter jelly sandwich during the day.

I am not going to be fat again. I would not recommend this method of loosing weight. Looking back I probably would have been better off going on rice and raisins.

Years ago before Viet Nam we were given a sock full of rice and raisins and told to get going, live on the sock for a week and you better not get caught.

I didn't get caught, nor did my weight go up or down.

My attitude about fat people has changed.

I used to think that fat people were simply piggish and ate too much. Now I am not so sure. Admittedly I am not as physically active as I was but for the sudden weight gain to happen is beyond me.

One of my old Marine pals has a daughter that was very fat.

At Christmas when I visited she had lost nearly 150 pounds, I didn't recognize her when she answered the door. She was absolutely gorgeous!

Later this summer at a picnic I saw her and she was again fat, wearing a mu-mu. It must be devastating because at 192 I hated myself in the mirror every morning when I shaved. I have no idea what the answer is.

After I started eating again I was buying all this diet, fat free nonsense that tasted like nonsense and was more expensive than real food. I ended up throwing it out.

I now eat only when I am absolutely hungry.

Main fare is kielbasa (sausage), fried eggs or an omelet, micro waved potato and toasted rye bread with dairy butter on the bread and potatoes, salt and pepper, banana and a glass of regular milk.

Anything else revolves around the breakfast.

I say good luck to Diet Bites and the readers. Sincerely, Jack

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