Losing Weight

Losing Weight
The best diet I ever went on in my life was the time I worked at the 42nd Street Oyster Bar. It was completely involuntary. I had to be at work before 5:00 p.m., which meant I missed dinner. I was around food most of the night and soon saw so much of it, I didn’t want it. But then before things got so strict, another waiter and myself would often have a salad about 8:00 p.m. or so, whenever there was a break. I guarantee if you walk around, and sometimes run, every night for about six hours, from 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., you will lose weight. And you will even be able to have a glass of wine at the end of the evening.
The problem though is that most people my age don’t work in a restaurant, or if they do, they don’t wait tables. But lots of folks have, though most often when they were young, working their way through school. What waiting tables is…is walking and exercise, and because of the time schedule, eating less.
I have recently lost some weight, though not unfortunately by exercise, but by eating less. I have read no books or followed any strict regimen, unless you call giving up fast food, bread and pasta a regimen…and ice cream. All the basic and necessary foods.
How many times have you told someone at a clothing store, or told yourself, when you were going to buy something, that it was okay to get the smaller size because you were going to lose five pounds or an inch off your waist? And it never happened.
But now it has! The tough times though are only beginning. How to keep the pounds off? I will tell you how. Three years ago, my kids, Jeff and Stacy, gave me a green sweater for Christmas. It was my size, but I never wore it because it was a little tight…actually very tight. A month ago, before this last Christmas, I put it on and what do you know, but it fit…very nicely. They thought I had bought it myself.
Now, the only problem is that several years ago, Jeff had given me this great sweater, and I couldn’t wear it so I gave it back to him, and now he wears it. I need to figure out how to get it back.

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