Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The past year has seen a lot of changes, especially with regards to my body. As 2012 began I was in excellent shape, going to the gym each day and my BMI was what would be considered 'healthy'. Due to the stress of the last year, my old fitness regimes fell apart, my discipline with food slipped hopelessly over time and I began to gain weight.
At first it was a few pounds here, the odd bit of weight there. Then, what started as a trickle turned into a waterfall. My weight ballooned and by Christmas 2012, I had gained over 80lbs. My family, friends and work colleagues were shocked, I had absolutely transformed. Simple tasks like getting in and out of my car became a struggle, climbing the stairs had me feeling out of breath. I have always had a difficult relationship with food but I've managed to keep it under control until now. I regularly gorged on high calorie junk food and this took it's toll. The explosion of stress I have faced at university and at work have pulled my self- discipline apart.
I now find myself firmly in the 'obese' BMI category. I have gone up several clothes sizes and have added 9 inches around my waist. I am aware of just how dangerous this is and I now know that I am ready to begin quitting my junk food binges. I plan to begin watching what I eat and doing some exercise, building up my stamina back to the levels of my gym- going days... I have hope :)