It’s finally, officially, summer. And it’s time for a good round of what could be Buffalo’s most challenging game:

The Weight Game. The object: lose 5 pounds.

Forget baseball and tennis. Nothing employs strength and strategy like trying to lose a little bit of weight for swimsuit season, especially in a place like Buffalo, with all its pleasures and pitfalls. My considerable experience has taught me that there is only one solution: Make it a game. I’ve played twice, and won, already this year, and have some secrets to pass on. See Page 10 for the ground rules and tips, then try your hand at it yourself.

Just remember – it’s a game. Have fun!

– Mary Kunz Goldman