I've been told to make a public confessional.
I'm supposed to do this as a means of motivating myself to stick to a changed lifestyle.
Yes, we no longer "lose weight". We "change lifestyles".
In my case that is a true statement.
I'm perfectly healthy. I've never broken a bone or had more than an occasional cold. I've never had surgery and except for some dental work have never really been on any kind of heavy meds.
But I've battled being "big" for most of my life.
Part of it is my build. I'm "wide". When I was a kid I was always the biggest kid -- never really fat...just bigger than others my age. I wore "husky" sizes, a moniker I always hated, and I usually endured the taunts of childhood bullying because I was the size I was.
But I didn't become overweight, actually, until adulthood.
That came as a result of pure undisciplined eating. And after I married, got busy with the...