How Did I Become Fat?i was always a 'little' boy, not big enough to play in the footy team, our family were not too well off so nothing was wated, if i left food on a plate i was reminded of the starving children in india or biafra or some such place, so i got into the habit of eating everything on my plate!
move on a couple of decades, ive got a job as a long haul flight attendant, i discover the delights of not only first class food, ie salmon, caviar, lobster etc , but also the delights of other food around the world, curries in india, noodles in singapore, roast pork in germany, pasta in italy as well as the accompanying beer and or wine, still a very active person i managed to maintain the shape? mostly till atr 50 i got bells palsy and my dr prescribed me prednisone , the side effects were scary, insatable appetite, i just couldnt drive pasty a maccas, or kfc, yuch..now! but i did put on a great big lump of weight and it never moved, then job wise i moved into a combined mngmt admin role, not so much flying but when i did i was the boss so i was given ther choice of meals etc, that didnt help?a couple of months later a massive stroke knocked me over, 11 months off work, no real excercise, one of my few pleasures in life was now eating; still is! im not really that obese guy in the vmirror but it now seems the root of my problems, my wife hates me for supposed lacxk of self control and so the cycle continues even tried experimental surgery this year with a plastic bag containing saline attached to top of my stomach to compress it, didnt work, bag now out.i try to perrsonally reign i9n my eating, but as i now eat for pleasure its difficult? well see what the new year brings, ive taken on the drink more water challenge, a start? im now retired from work, trying to be active, my knees are packing it in, carrying too big a load? this season i played golden oldies rugby, i intend to play again next season
stephenj 56-60, M 6 Responses 1 Dec 12, 2010