Thursday, September 3, 2015

Are you Tuck-in?

Last week, I had to get some blood work. Nothing wrong, just my medical checkup coming up soon. So while sitting in the waiting room, wondering if I'll survive the needle, I was checking out a man. Now don't get the wrong idea...
In the past quarter of a century, I have been sporting a nice oversize belly. This is where most of my fat decided to live. If you have this roundness you know that there is one problem with pants. The waist band can't hold the belly in and you end up with pants that have a fold waist band. In my case it was so bad that the waist band fold over my belt.
So the easy solution is to wear a shirt over your pants. YOU NEVER TUCK-IN your shirt EVER. The other solution was to lose the belly fat but that is a story for another time.
Back to my man crush observation in the waiting room. He was wearing pants (thanks God) but I noticed his shirt was tuck-in. “HEY Richard” I told myself without anyone else hearing it, “I lost the belly, I can tuck-in my shirt too!” I kid you not, mentally I was still thinking of myself as needing hide my fat, it didn't cross my mind that I didn't need to anymore to worry about my waist band being fold. I don't need suspender, I don't even need a belt and as a bonus, I'm all tuck-in!
Writing this, to my own surprise, I'm really emotional. Both of my daughter had never knew me at this size. Even when I took this journey, I didn't believe I would made it. But I did, and it was not a struggle, I just eat less, exercise and let the pounds drop. It's insane to why I wait this long to get back in a healthier body!


  1. Hi slimy guy. Congrats !

  2. Oh my goodness, that picture!!! You look great! :)

    It's really strange to think that over the last few years, all three of you have melted into beautiful new shapes!

    I don't need to lose weight, but I want to be healthy. You guys are a great source of motivation when it comes time to exercise. I wanna be able to survive several rounds of pickleball, and go on long walks and all of that good stuff to keep up with my healthy sporty family. :)


    1. You shouldn't write comment, you should be out exercising if your goal is to survive some rounds of pickelball hahaha

  3. Lookin' good, Richard and a funny post, to boot.

  4. Great post
    Great photo ... well done

    All the best Jan

  5. Amazing! That's how you look. Utterly amazing. All that effort is truly paying off!