At some point in my life I was 325lbs of pure fat. This was a result of me eating too much (having a sweet tooth and loving junk food) and not working out, I did not have any health conditions that caused me to be fat. Something as little as climbing up the stairs to get to my room, would get me breathing heavily and sweating. Looking myself in the mirror was always very difficult because my man-boobs and love-handles would irritate and make me feel uncomfortable. I remember all the insults I received from some of my family members, peers, and even strangers about my weight. Some of them were being hateful and bullies, but most of them were actually just trying to help/motivate me to lose weight. It didn’t matter if they had good or bad intentions, I was always sensitive about my weight.
After seeing a doctor in 2014 and finding out that I was pre diabetic and had a high cholesterol, I knew something had to be done. Our bodies might not be articulate, but I could definitely feel it trying to tell me that I needed a change for the better. And so I started working out twice a day, 5 days in a week. I noticed my body dropping weight so easily and that got me even more motivated. Whenever I would want to eat, I would get naked and stand in front of a mirror, that helped me build my discipline and tolerance when it comes to eating badly. I am now currently down 100lbs, weighting 225lbs. My life has so much improved since then, a lot of the things I struggled with back then are no longer that much of an issue anymore. I am learning more and more to understand and love my body as I keep walking the distance in my journey to 200lbs.