March 22, 2023

Old Guy at the Club: Ageism in America
[The following article is based upon a comment I made during an in person workshop at WW. It concerns the kindness we extend to others but fail to extend to ourselves.]
I have learned many things since Joan and I joined WW back in 2007. At the time I weighed in at 226 pounds, much too heavy by anybody’s standards. I lost 31 pounds over the course of a year and have kept off 21 of those over the last 15 years. I attribute this to one thing: WW changing my relationship with food. With their guidance, I was able to see how I was using food as a substitute for other things rather than eating because I was hungry. I would eat when I was bored, anxious, happy, depressed, excited, in celebration and in desperation. WW taught me to recognize those feelings and to discern them from true hunger.
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