Hey ya’ll my name is Angie. I am 22 years old who has chosen to get fit and shred the fat FOREVER. I started this journey at 335 pounds and now its my time to shine. I lost 130 pounds and this is my weight loss success story.
As a young child I was always somewhat little. From a young age I was involved with extracurricular activities such as being a cheerleader and quite active with gymnastics. It seemed as for a young child I always wanted to run around with my male cousins, jumping on things, and trying to climb trees. This was all true until my parents separation about 13 years ago. The separation and divorce emotionally tore me apart at a young age and I began to lose interest in the things I loved.
Within 2 months of the separation, my dad had left and my grandfather died. During this turn there was no rock solid support in my life. My mom ultimately gave up on almost everything she cared about including herself. Now before I officially begin it should be noted that of course I am not blaming her what so ever for the lifestyle I began to lead. However, back to the story, when she gave up on her life that affected the lifestyle of my younger brother and I. I often found that my mother would turn to fast food to feed us and with no stable workout in our lives we quickly became accustom to the life we were living. By 8th grade I was wearing a size 16 and didn’t drop any pounds soon after that. I remained pretty fat for the rest of my high school life. For some reason I didn’t care, granted no one sat me down to talk about the unhealthy lifestyle I was leading. I was confident and thought this is my body so here’s a big fuck you to those of you who think I am not ok.
Freshman year of college I continued not care about myself what so ever, I hated the dorm food and just wanted to eat out so I turned to panda express, chick fil a, chipotle, chicken express, and the list goes on and on..
I found myself desperately wanting to be like my thin friends with amazing metabolisms and keep up with their eating skills never acknowledging that our bodies process foods in different ways. There were some subtle attempts by family members to try to get me to walk places, or run 5ks with them but back then I honestly couldn’t appreciate it.
Sophomore year I moved into an apartment and decided I didn’t want to continue on the path I was on so I got up one day in October and made my first adventure into the gym..
I know it sounds bizarre but it was literally one day to the next that I realized I had to get myself out of this mess! I went slow and tried to make small changes to my eating habits. I saw changes and I loved it so I continued doing these things.
Let it be known that I didn’t know everything I know now back then. It was a process of eliminate and slowly incorporating the healthy stuff into my life while slowly removing toxic foods from my daily diet.
So here I am 208 pounds and a recent college graduate. I do not claim to know it all, trust me I wish I did.. I’m honestly just a girl working on her confidence, and my workouts only get harder, I push my self every day, and my eating is still improving because I am only human.
What a lot of people ask me is how? How what? How to begin? You don’t begin by cutting everything out at once, if you have chosen to do that is excellent as it was and still is difficult for me. Get up walk, enjoy nature!
Finding a healthy solution to your body also means acknowledging that is good for yourself as well. So get rid of negative people who don’t support you, this is a decision we’ve all made for ourselves its time to give 110% to our bodies and soul before we can focus on others.
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