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Random miscellaneous observation about age-related weight gain... - Elf M. Sternberg
Random miscellaneous observation about age-related weight gain...
Over the past year, I've gained about 15 pounds that I didn't have before, and it's all in exactly the wrong place for a man my age, about my midriff, and it's all that dense stuff that, unfortunately, in lots of guys heralds the potential onset of heart disease. So I've been modifying my diet further in the hopes of getting rid of it, and I've also been considering doing more radical things like trying Soylent or doing on a Tim Ferris-style three-day fast.

But one thing I have noticed, and I wish I'd known about this beforehand, is how the extra weight makes me feel nauseous all the time. That extra fat doesn't just press outward and look ungainly; it also presses inwards on the organs, including the intestines, resulting in unpleasant restrictions and pressure on body parts that previously weren't nearly so constricted. That unpleasant pressure has led to constant discomfort and a vague, constant sense of physical unease.

I will say, that alone has been encouragement enough.

Current Mood: annoyed annoyed

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From: (Anonymous) Date: June 30th, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Welcome to the 'Battle of the Bulge', the battle you will fight for the rest of your life.

Only way I found to 'win' it in the long run is to watch and reduce food intake and exercise more. At least that's how it works for me.

Also, if you tend to snore, get checked for sleep apnea.
From: katybeth Date: June 30th, 2014 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't ever get pregnant, Elf.
elfs From: elfs Date: July 25th, 2014 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't plan on it!
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 2nd, 2014 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

same story here

Two months ago I reached a weight I hadn't previously associated with myself and didn't want to accept. I began a Don't Be A Nuisance diet.
1. Don't eat sweets
2. No more than one alcoholic drink a day
3. Don't keep eating just because it tastes good.
Some better eating and exercise behaviours have begun to attach to it, but I consider myself to be sticking to it if I keep up those three, and they don't require me to change anyone else's diet to suit me.
I do wish I could have chocolate sometimes, but I feel so good I don't want to mess with the formula.

It's a fact of my personality that it is easier to inhibit myself than to consistently motivate myself to actively do something.

Six pounds off and slowly drifting down.

Doug -- 63 year old programmer
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