Sometimes I Wonder. . . .
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
I wonder how I became to overweight. I mean as a child, I swam and played soccer. I rode my bike everywhere, was in dance, and was always doing something. I ate veggies all the time, I picked salads and fruits over burgers, fries, and ice cream. I never drank soda, it was either milk or water. I didn't really start eating junk food until I got sick in 5th grade, where my legs became so swollen I couldn't walk and had to be carried to the bathroom. It took me out of school for a little more than a week and I still limped for a couple weeks when I returned to school because my leg was still a little swollen. I was in tremendous pain while it was swollen and had a 107 degree temp right before it happened. Doctors are still baffled by it and have yet been able to figure out what happened. That was when I started to gain weight and started losing my energy. Over the years, I tried sports but the leg would swell and the doctors would tell me that I needed to stop. I then tried birth control and gained 50 pounds in 2 months. The doctor said, oh, that's normal it will return to normal after awhile. After 6 months of not being able to lose weight and gaining about 20 pounds I quit. At this time I weighed about 210 pounds. I wish that could say that something else happened to cause me to get up to 269 pounds but no, those extra 59 pounds was all my doing. I chose not do anything about my growing waist line. I had decided to give up. I hate to say that though. I'm tired of being treated differently because of my weight though. I tired of people treating me like crap because they assume that I don't take care of myself. I admit that for awhile that was true but, for the past couple of years I have. I've taken steps to become healthier. Dressing nicer, wearing make-up, and exercising. Trying to eat right. Now, I'm working on my last step, losing weight. I just hope I can lose the weight and keep it off. Okay, well enough of my complaining. Off to study for my tests!