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The beginning

Saturday, July 09, 2016

I've always been overweight since I could remember. I wore a 16 in juniors jeans when I was in the 3rd grade. I ate a lot of bad food and continued to eat bad food till I moved with my aunt and she started me on her idea of a diet in the 5th grade. She put me on basketball teams because she thought being active would help, she made me ride my bike and she even turned my own sister against me. My sister would have people at school watching me to make sure I didn't eat anything bad. My aunt didn't allow me to eat anything they were eating and I was always so hungry, but I was too scared to ask for more food. I got really skinny and under my eyes started to get dark. I hated the way I looked I didn't feel like this diet was healthy. So, in 8th grade I moved in with my uncle and he said I could eat whatever I wanted so I took full advantage. I started eating everything I could put my hands on and I eventually gained all my weight back. I never wanted to get as big as I am now, but I didn't like the way I looked, although I was thinner I was not healthy and I just wanted to feel okay again. Now, I'm in my junior year of college and I don't want to go out the rest of my life feeling like I could have tried harder to be healthier and lose weight. My dad was so proud that I already started losing weight before he died. I want to continue that for the both of us. Even though I have already lost 20 pounds I feel like today is the start of day 1 for me. At a weight of 330 pounds. I hope to reach my goal by my 21st birthday next year. Wish me luck.
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    Wonderful... I'm sure Dad is still proud! Congratulations!
    1110 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. What I did was set goals of losing 5% of my body weight. Seems easier to do this way! You can do it! We are here to help! If I can help you on your journey in any way give me a holler! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    1298 days ago
    Make it a do able goal many small reachable goals with a big goal at the end. I was 428 pounds so I know you can do this ‼️‼️
    1298 days ago
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