My name is T. I'm a third year medical student. I gained a lot of weight in college and since then have struggled to try and burn it off. It's unfortunate really. What's even stranger in my situation is that I'm actually an athlete. I run track and field for my medical school's team, play volleyball, flag football, and basketball, and go to the gym regularly. I guess the part that makes all of this make sense is what I eat. Because I live by myself, I usually have no idea what to eat. As an Filipina-American, I grew up on eating rice and the meals prepared by my mom. When I went to college, the dorm food was plentiful and all sorts of control and regulations that I was previously under had been lost...freeeeedommm-- to eat everything! When I was in high school, I didn't eat that much and I was really involved in sports at school. In college, I didn't have a regular exercise schedule and only engaged in minor physical activity.
Now, I'm 24 and verrry 'fluffy'. Though most people are surprised when I tell them my weight, I need to really do something about it. Learning about all the adverse effects of being overweight/obese has really got me to try to stick to something. I've tried in the past, but usually what happens is I work really hard, lose a lot of weight in a short time period and then gain it all back. I'm trying this again and this time I wanna keep it off. I've lost about 15 lbs in the past few weeks, and I wanna keep losing until I'm at a normal weight.
Anywho, thanks for reading. Good luck to you and your goals :).
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