I was a fat kid because I ate too much and I ate like crap. Sure, I would’ve been thick anyway given my Eastern European ethnicity but there is a difference between genetically heavy and overweight. By today’s standards I wouldn’t have even been considered chubby, but back in the 80s I could do the Truffle Shuffle. After getting called “perogy tits” at a junior high dance a yo-yo battle with my weight began and continues to this day.
What I’ve noticed about my weight patterns is the lows and highs are getting higher. I’ve always fluctuated by about 20lbs. For years I was between 175 and 195. The last time I lost 20lbs I looked in the mirror and was proud of getting down to 190lbs. Then it hit me that 10 years prior, I was looking in the mirror disgusted with myself for weighing 190lbs.
If you’ve had success breaking the yo-yo, what made it happen? What do you do to stay on track?
If you are suffering with me, what is it that motivates you to lose the weight and then what is it that has you spiraling out of control?