244 Pound Weight Gain!
My Uncle Don was an All American college football player. He was a talented pass catcher. He was fast. His nickname was Flash. He also played college basketball and ran track. He is in the Nebraska Sports Hall of Fame as well as other halls of fame.
In addition to his athletic abilities, Uncle Don possessed a great sense of humor. He later became a coach and, after that, a college dean of students. He was often in demand as an after-dinner speaker. My father took me to some games when Uncle Don was coaching and another time to a banquet so I could hear his funny speech.
After Don’s playing and coaching days were over, the formerly slender speedster gained some weight. He probably went from 180 lbs. playing weight to over 250 lbs. Whenever he was teased about that, such as by former teammates who might say, “Don, it looks like you have gained some weight,” Don would quickly reply as if he missed the point and did not take offense, by saying, “Yeah, I only weighed six pounds when I was born.”
I have stolen that line and invite you to use it too if the situation calls for it.