I learned that carbs (sugars and starches) are converted to fat unless burned off immediately. That ain't going to happen to a computer jockey and why I was storing the excess.
I learned that foods that are good for you start out being hard to find and stick with but eventually they become easy and the more convenient bad foods are a turn off.
I learned that south beach (if done strictly) drops pounds fast in the beginning then it gets harder to lose the rest, but the secret is to be inspired by the fast track loss and learn more about nutrition before it gets hard to lose the last few pounds so you are in sync for the home stretch.
I learned that there is no time like the present to get your health on track. Thanks to all who inspired me to start on this quest.
Losing weight creates some funny situations. The other day in airport security, Bahamas the security agent in Acklins did not believe it was me because my passport photo had a guy with a fat face on it. Well that was kinda fun (like getting carded after 40) until Dave grabbed my passport and announced "hey who brought the fat kid along?".
I soon got even, his passport picture looked like a forensic photo since he had been on an all-night drinking binge prior to the last minute "oh crap I need a passport" run to the photo booth.
The second was when they wanted belts removed for the metal detector. My jeans about fell down walking through without my belt. They were just recently too tight after Thanksgiving dinner. Doesn't take long.
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