My last couple of weeks in Aticama several friends told me how healthy and thin I looked. There are two words for thin in Spanish: delgado means thin and flaco means skinny. Everyone said I was "delgado" which made me feel good about my weight. I had no idea how much I weighed but I had started tucking my shirt in for the first time in several years which made me realize that I had lost my "gut" even though it was small to begin with.
When I stepped on the scale at the doctor's office I was really surprised to find that I weighed only 175 pounds which is about what I weighed in high school and the lowest I have weighed since. After checking 3 sites on the internet I discovered that at 6'1", 175 lbs was the ideal weight for my age. My brother told me that my weight would increase now that I am at his house and eating well again. I told him that I eat well in Aticama and I think I do. My normal daily dining schedule includes four meals a day but they are smaller than what I have consumed in the past. Well, partial results are in: After one week of great food at Rick's I have gained 6 pounds and now have the responsibility to exercise so my weight gain will be distributed over my body and not create another "gut".