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Hello my name is Shannon, I am about to be 30 years old and have always had a very skewed perception of what is "beautiful". I was told at a very young age that I was over-weight, fat, big-boned, and got to the point where it has caused me to struggle over the years. Constantly comparing myself to others, wondering, do I look like that? Am I even attractive? So these days I have been trying to change my outlook and get to a weight where I feel comfortable in with my body. In 2009 my weight ...
Hello my name is Shannon, I am about to be 30 years old and have always had a very skewed perception of what is "beautiful". I was told at a very young age that I was over-weight, fat, big-boned, and got to the point where it has caused me to struggle over the years. Constantly comparing myself to others, wondering, do I look like that? Am I even attractive? So these days I have been trying to change my outlook and get to a weight where I feel comfortable in with my body. In 2009 my weight reached it's heights at 220 lbs and in 2011 I began getting very sick with digestion problems. In and out of the hospital every month, unable to eat out or even go out for that matter, all because I was afraid I would get sick then need to leave wherever I might be. During this time I stayed very close to home and work (work is another issue - would I make it through the day without getting sick?) in order to maintain some level of "normal" throughout the days, weeks, months that were ahead of me. Right before 2012 I was hospitalized due to the constant sickness and had my gallbladder removed. The surgery wasn't terrible, however it didn't resolve the issue. Within a month I was back in a hospital bed for the same reason my gallbladder had been removed. Over the next 6 months I ended up dropping 55 lbs. due to the fact that I was very picky with what I was eating, and I couldnt overeat because if I did I would end up in the hospital - the stress from everything in my life had really been taking a tole on both my mental and physical health so much so that I never really wanted to get out and do anything. Once I noticed that the weight had come off (it was almost like it happened overnight) I started getting more interested in being outside, so much so that I challenged myself to do the "Beach Dash" obstacle course 5k. The day was nice a sunny and ran the race with a great feeling of accomplishment. From that day on I decided that these mini races were a great motivator for me. So far I have completed 3 Color Runs, 2 Monster Dashes, 1 Hot Chocolate Run, and the Tough Mudder. By far the most challenging has been the Tough Mudder, which I never in my wildest dreams thought I would ever be able to accomplish (this was the summer of 2013). Since that time I must admit I have been quite lazy! About a month ago my doctors put me on medication that has helped and also caused me to want to eat everything I see (yes even the plastic fruit is looking delish!) thus resulting in a 30 lbs weight gain. I asked myself the other day how could I be at 153 lbs. only a few weeks ago and now I am back to 180 something.... AAh yes it was those 12 snickers, god knows how many quarts of ice cream, countless trips for fast food, and my favorite craft beers, these have become my best friends again and it needs to stop. It is my goal to be in the best shape of my life by the time I am 30. So I can step into the next chapter of what is to come feeling confident about my body. It is time for me to take control of my health once and for all.... Are you ready for the taking?
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