Tip 49That Fat Man in the Mirror

I am, unfortunately, overweight. I have been for a long time. While living in India, though, I lost a lot of weight. Part of it was because of diet. Part of it was because of exercise. But, mostly it was from getting sick. After I came back to the United States, I slowly gained the weight back. It was a disappointing thing, which I reacted to by signing up for a gym and a fitness instructor. The weight started coming back off.

I’ve gone through several such fluctuations. What’s fascinating about them is that I can’t really tell when I’m gaining or losing weight. The only way I know is if someone tells me or my clothes suddenly stop fitting the same. My wife sees me every day, so she can’t tell either, and, ...

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