Ever since I can remember, I’ve been overweight. And gradually, I’ve let myself become obese. It’s never become too much of a concern to me until recently. I always knew that being overweight was a health risk and would always earn me stares out in public. However, it wasn’t until recently that I’ve really stared at myself in the mirror and seen how huge I am. I could blame it on being emotional and “eating my feelings,” I could blame it on my parents who’ve failed to provide me with proper, nutritious meals three times a day.. but the real reason for my problem is myself. I know that I’ve let myself get this way. I’ve tried to compensate my height for my weight being “okay” but it’s not. After enough ridicule from friends and family, hearing gossip about my weight and crying about it.. I’m finally seeing all of the possibilities for a healthy weight loss, I’ve decided that I can and will lose weight.. and lots of it. I think that the main reason I’ve been scared to lose weight is because “fat” is all I’ve ever known.
Please keep in mind that I am just beginning my weight loss journey. I know it’s going to take time to get my weight off because it took time to put it on.