Although I was never really BIG big, I guess I’ve been struggling with my flab all my life as well, just to a lesser degree. The heaviest I ever got was 160 lbs.,when I spent 5 months in Seattle, playing house-brother to my kuya, taking care of the household chores, but eating up a storm while I do it. For example, I’d wolf down a whole Pietro’s large pepperoni pizza while I vacuumed the house and watched Duck Tales at the same time. All that American fast food made my weight balloon and I came home a walking tub of lard. That’s me weight-wise, I’d gain weight, then I’d lose weight. I just react faster than most yo-yo dieters. That’s why I have stretch marks, because I keep gaining and losing kilos all the time. Last summer, I went way beyond my 65 kilos, almost reaching 70 kilos, so I decided to cut back on the fat and sugar. And add to that the doctor forbidding me to take any sort of sugar, I’ve been constantly losing weight, some days even dipping below 60 kilos. But here I go again, once I see my weight going down, I start cheating again. The past 2 weeks I’ve been binging on lechon, kare-kare, softdrinks, french fries, even white rice, all the stuff that I haven’t touched for the past 8 or 9 months! And I can feel my weight going up again, although I haven’t stepped on the scales yet because I’m afraid to confirm my fears. I don’t want my weight to go on the upswing again. So I always watch this video to inspire me. I can’t really run, I have very bad knees, so I brisk walk instead. As I write this, I’m still sweating because I started walking our dogs again. Even my Yorkie is overweight, so we’d both benefit from the extra activity. Why does food taste SOOO good? Argh!