I am not about to say that the first 152 pounds simply fell off without effort. That would be crazy talk. But I will say that I truly feel that I put more effort, struggle, work and literal perspiration into the last 20 than the first 152 combined.
When I was 44 and just a handful of weeks away from 45, I felt old. Much older than I believed a 45-year-old should feel. And so I took a financial plunge and went to an anti-aging doctor who ran so many tests, you’d have thought I was in some sort of Olympic doping scandal.