My Body Stories
Growing Up Heavy
As a young obese child, I weighed roughly 230 pounds. Growing up heavy in a group of smaller children really made my school experience difficult. I always felt like I didn't fit in, and I was very depressed at times. Two years ago I decided to make a life changing decision: to lose weight. I decided to eat healthy and exercise. The first 50 pounds was easy to lose, and I felt amazing. Losing the other 50 pounds was extremely difficult, and I often became frustrated and gave up. But with time and dedication, it happened. I lost a total of 100 pounds, and I haven't felt any better about myself. I'm 19 years old, 5'7 and 130 pounds. This is my story.
The Reality of Body-Love
I have identified myself as fat my entire life. I was no older than seven when this first was a realization. Everyone in my family was big, and a lot of this identity for myself had to do with their own self-image problems and years of shaming being passed down. I was on diets from a very early age, and remember keenly always being conscious of how far from the doctor's BMI chart I actually was. Struggling, ongoing, with health issues that reduced my ability to be active compounded the issue. Emotionally, by the end of high school, these contributed to a complete social shut down, where I didn't bother trying to build intimate relationships because of my own lack of self worth, based mostly on my size.
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