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.