Thursday, January 17, 2013
This is my first time posting a blog. What pushed me to do this was even though I've only just joined I've already got encouragement from the few blogs I've read, so I hope this can help and encourage people too.
I've been trying to lose weight since I was a preteen. When my body started changing was when I started gaining all the weight, and since I was maturing young for my age I was picked on a lot when it came to my looks and weight. That was when I found out I was an emotional eater. Every time someone made a bad comment about me or laughed behind my back I would look to food for comfort, just like my whole family did. I come from a long family line of obesity and was told when I was younger that this was what I would have when I was older, a heavy gut that stunk out so far that I wouldn't be able to tie my shoes and I would be wheezing after one flight of stairs. I remember my eyes widening to size of dinner plates and shaking my head ferociously at that fate. So, that was what drove me to start exercising, no matter how little.
Now that I'm older, and hopefully, a little wiser I realized that you can't just have fear as a motivator. Yes, healthy fear equaled good, but obsessive fear equaled bad. Now, I'm doing this purely for me, not for something my uncle told me ten years ago, and since I'm doing it for me, this time I know I will succeed. I hope you can follow this journey with me!