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wileyfoxes  ·  247 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong

I'm obese, 5' 9", 220 pounds. I eat oatmeal and fruit for breakfast. Flour tortilla with cheese and egg for lunch. Fish and salad typical for supper. From 0 to 2 glasses of red wine. If I do start losing weight I tend to start snacking ... granola bar and small glass of milk.

I play tennis, still pretty good, one to two times a week, walk a couple a times a week, typically a mile, sometimes as much as three. Swim some weeks. Cut weeds, work in yard.

I have been this weight, plus or minus 10, usually plus or minus 5, for two plus decades. Should I mention, I am 71. Not diabetic. 150 total cholesterol, all blood work great.

Doctors used to talk to me about my weight, but they never say anything anymore. They say I look better than most of their patients who are 50 years old. They used to send me have my blood work redone, but they have accepted that it is real. BP is controlled by meds.

I used to try to diet all the time and I can lose weight easily, almost as easily as I return to my old habits and put weight back on. Although I eat healthier than 90% of the people I know. Avoid all sugars and carbs. Stomach is the main fat area, legs are still reasonably muscular and firm.

So, I have just resigned myself to being this weight until I get sick someday and lose weight. So, I am wondering how usual it is to be my age, obese and apparently still in good health. I know, it's going to catch up with me.

kleinbl00  ·  247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My father, who is 78, was told by his doctor at 73 that "she's got old patients and she's got fat patients but she's got no old, fat patients." So regardless of how mundane you are, I have anecdata that it's not professed as common.

OftenBen  ·  247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Cheers to your good health. The more active you are, the more likely it is that you will enjoy that good health longer.