GREATMARTIN makes a decision about staying fat!!

1967 waiter in NYC
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
September 8, 2016 8:52am CST
In 1967 I was working as a waiter at The Brass Rail in NYC on 47th street--by February I was nearing the scales at 300 pounds--the picture below was the last 'fat' picture I took the previous year--on a Wednesday night in March I had overdosed on food--a triple decker sandwich from The Stage Deli, a large pizza from a neighborhood pizzeria and drinking at all the bars between 72nd and 75th streets--before going up to my apartment I had bought a half gallon of ice cream and a package of cookies--an hour later I had decided I couldn't live this way anymore--hating myself, the way I looked--the drinking and the fact that a 2 year relationship had ended and I knew it was my fault--all combined to make me think I would be better off not living--I didn't sleep a wink that night and at 8 a.m., feeling heavy in many ways, I walked out of my apartment and made a decision that would change my life! In this picture I weighed 240 pounds--within 6 months I had put on 48 pounds and stopped getting on the scale!
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@amadeo (77984)
• United States
8 Sep 16
The scale can scare you.Do not bother.Your body will tell you about putting on weight.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
14 Sep 16
I get on the scale once a week--every Thursday at 10:30 AM!
@jaboUK (55158)
• United Kingdom
12 Sep 16
Sorry I missed this when you posted it Martin. You had a real struggle with your weight I know.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
14 Sep 16
Still do but not the 100+ ponds problem I had!!!
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@LeaPea2417 (23053)
• Toccoa, Georgia
9 Sep 16
That is good you stopped getting on the scale.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
14 Sep 16
Read it again--I stopped getting on the scale so I wouldn't see it going up and up!! LOL
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@Corbin5 (122197)
• United States
8 Sep 16
Finally coming to that decision seems to be a decision that benefited you greatly.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
14 Sep 16
It was a start of a long journey!
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@mythociate (15963)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
15 Jan 17
And so it goes. And so it goes ... so we just "Let it go," yeah?
@ourlot (993)
13 Oct 16
Have fun with it. If it makes you happy, then why not? It's not up to others to judge what's right for you or not. Diet or not to diet, that's your call.