AArdvark wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:08 pm
Ben, did you have any pangs of secret hesitation when you threw out all your fat clothes?
No, there's no chance.
It seems to me, upon continual reflection since this is the only thing, after 49 years, I can even think about proclaiming I'm an "expert" in, that the main -- and perhaps only -- obstacle to weight loss is the inability to accept discomfort. Being hungry is uncomfortable. Wanting food and not eating it is uncomfortable. So every marketing genius tells you "eat all you want and still lose weight", which is basically saying, you'll never be uncomfortable.
In my experience, weight loss requires discomfort. So once you get comfortable with discomfort, there are no obstacles.
I'll always be comfortable with discomfort now, so there is no chance I'll ever get fat again. Throughout most of this, I assumed it was a possibility. My wife would say "I miss the old drunk, fat Ben" and I'd simply reply, "Stick around."
But she's out of luck. There is no going back.
Discomfort is powerless.
In the yard, not too far from the car.