Weight has been a life-long issue for me...pictures of the plump girl sitting next to grandpa...remember chubby sizes? I learned to sew when I was 10 as it was difficult & expensive to find clothes that fit...I learned one pattern and made it in every color combination. There was Weight Watchers & Dr. Atkins in high school...it's amazing that I might even consider eating a chicken liver today...think it was masked with teriyaki sauce then. Half-way through college, think I was down a bit, but those were the days of eating a candy bar as a meal and nothing more. Have to admit, I was a bookworm, though I was on the JV tennis squad. Other than tennis and those 25 mile walk-a-thons, not a big fan of exercise. Even the school nurse was giving me advice on how to exercise and lose weight. As you can see from the graduation photo (that's me in the center) she wasn't very successful. Yes, I did grow up in Honolulu...a foodie state...a melting pot of cultures and yummy food. The standard plate lunch was two scoops of rice, macaroni salad and the meat entree, often fried...think of batter dipped pork cutlets (tonkatsu) or teri-beef or chicken where the marinade is equal parts shoyu (soy sauce) & sugar.