Start weight: 196lbs
During weight: 131lbs
Goal weight: 119lbs
16 years old
As embarrassing as this may be for myself, maybe my journey will help somebody to stay motivated and have the courage to never give up and lose weight the right way.
So, a few years back as you can see i was severely overweight. I was constantly bullied for over several years for how ‘fat’ i was. I was constantly judged and sniggered at, I’d cry myself to sleep because i just wanted to be ‘normal’ and be like the other girls…it got to me to the point where i decided i was going to live on 100 calories a day because i was too scared and ashamed to ask anybody for help. I started to shed the pounds, the longer i carried on, the weaker i got. Before long i got to the point where i didn’t have enough energy to even get out of bed at times. i was really poorly. Family started to notice such sheer weightloss and realized what had been going on. I was taken to the doctors where they sent me to a Psychiatrist and then had counselling after that. I had an eating disorder and i found it hard to even eat at all. I was broken, i gave up, i didn’t know what to do and i hated and i still hate myself for what I’ve done to my body but at the time i thought it was the right thing, thinking everything would be okay. Do not ever let anybody pressurize you into losing weight, don’t let people treat you any different. If you are going to do it, do it for yourself because nobody else matters.
As time went, i managed to control my eating and before long i had beaten it. At the same time i had realized that what i did was totally wrong and to anybody who is reading this and is remotely considering doing what i did, DON’T. I’m writing this to warn you of the consequences. It may seem like a ‘good idea’ and a ‘quick fix’ but trust me, in the long run there are no benefits to it whatsoever. You will be left unfit, you may come into danger with death, anorexia and eating disorders. You’ll be left with loose skin and there’s nothing you can do about that apart from surgery because your skin would have lost the elasticity.
I learnt more as i got a little older.. take it from me, the best way to lose weight is from pure diet and exercise. I started to do this and immediately i felt the benefits, it’s not about the amounts you are eating, it’s what you are eating. Cut back the carbohydrates such as pasta and rice , it will store fat and make you gain, or prevent you losing weight. Cut back on your sugar intake as it will store around your middle area. Eat 5 small meals a day or at least eat regularly but healthy. Drink plenty of water as this will help you to feel full, it will help your skin and it will keep you hydrated. But it’s not all about your diet, you need to do plenty of exercise too. Start by doing cardio, such as running, walking, swimming.. this will burn the fat. Also make sure you are toning up as you go along, some exercises include crunches, squats, tricep dips etc.
It will get hard and it will push you to your very limits but it will be so worth it. Believe in yourself when it gets tough because anything is possible and you CAN do it. Be the one that says ‘I did it’ because i believe you can do it! Do it for yourself, other people’s opinion do not matter. Don’t do it to make somebody else happy, do it to make yourself happy. If anybody needs any help or advice, my ask box is always open to anybody and i will try my hardest to help you to succeed.
"At the moment when you feel you have reached the point of absolute exhaustion, inspire yourself to take one more step, and that is when you have successfully arrived at the next level"
You can do it, don’t ever let anybody else tell you that you can’t.
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