When I was younger I was fatter than most kids my age. I ignorantly chose to eat more fattening foods. In doing so I did not acquire the right nutrients and developed anemia. I was forced to eat healthier to the point where eating was mandatory to me. So I ended up eating less for the past couple of years and now I am a twig. I was not in the worst of
Week two has been a bit of a rough week for my behavioral change project. I became sick and was stuck at home for three days this week. This caused me to have a bit of a relapse because when I am not feeling well I turn to things that comfort me. A big comfort for me is technology and I hate to admit it but I binge watched a lot of television this week and I used social media quite often. The worst part is that now that the binge has started I am having a difficult time stopping again. I am so stressed now because I missed a great deal of class and as a result I feel extremely far behind and anxious about if I can make it up successfully. Yet, all I want to do is watch Netflix and in all honesty that is all I have been doing this week. After the first week, I felt so strong (naively so) but now I only feel defeated by my own mind. That is a hard concept for me to grasp because how is it that something that feels so good, relaxing, and happy is so detrimental to my life in the areas of education, work, and relationships? I suppose though that part of the reason we do this project is to see what will make us relapse. For me and
Starting over. Those two simple words pretty much sum up where I am at in my life at the moment. I am a 34 year old mother of three. I have never been to college. My husband just recently left me. It has been a whirlwind summer to say the least, but before I get into what brought me back to school, I'll start at the beginning. I was born in FL., and quite literally spent all my time either at the beach or running bare foot on my grandparents farm. I loved every second. Shortly after I turned 8 my mom met my step-dad, and we were quickly headed on our first big adventure, moving to Texas! While I missed my family in FL., I can not tell you enough how happy I was that my mom married my dad. He has been a rock and solid foundation for me my whole
I know I 'm not alone when I say that weight loss is the hardest thing I 've ever done or tried to do. Maybe it 's presumptuous to think anyone would want to hear my story, but here goes: I started out a skinny little runt with chronic asthma. Back in the 50 's the way they treated asthma was by treating the symptoms. No one had come up with a way to prevent an attack. I got most of my attacks along with a cold or the flu. My family doctor back then convinced my mother that if I weighed more I 'd be healthier and able to stave off these colds and wouldn 't have as much trouble with my asthma. Back then we didn 't questions doctors so my mother started a campaign to "fatten" me up. It worked too well. I don 't blame her or my doctor since that was the thinking at the time and
Week one has passed by quickly! I think this week was very successful and I can say that I have learned many new things. This week has been an experience for me learning things about the business world. I am not a business major so I was not expecting to take these classes. I was assigned them, but have found them very beneficial. As I read through the first couple of chapters I read things I had heard before. This was a good thing that I could put the information with the terms I had heard previously.
Who knew that things could change so abruptly, it almost felt that my whole world was flipped within a blink of an eye. Things were going to be different from now on, the people, the weather, even the fresh summer breeze from the coast will soon become a cold bitter winter breeze. This all came to my mind when my mom announced to my family that we’re moving, to New Jersey, once my school goes on summer break. At first, I began to panic, why do we have to move? Why can’t we just live here? We don’t even know anyone there, except for my aunt. We just moved here three years ago from New Jersey, and we didn’t like it, that’s why we only lived there for a month. Then why would we would we like it now? I question my mom, and I demanded explanations
Obesity is one of the biggest problems in America today, luckily we have people like First Lady Michelle Obama who are on the front lines of the fight against this issue. As our next generation of children grow up obesity will be a battle for them everyday and will continue to be a battle unless we begin to make an effort to solve this problem. Childhood obesity rates have tripled over the last three decades, this statistic alone should be alarming enough to create a sense of urgency in anyone’s mind. I notice younger children everyday who are overweight and out of shape and ask myself every time what their parents must be thinking to be okay with that. The truth of the matter is that many people are simply not educated enough on how to live a healthy lifestyle and what steps to take to eat healthier and begin exercising on a regular basis.
I want to leave, I want to disappear. Not a vacation, but that spontaneous quick escape with no bothers, just an unrestricted trip to free the mind and enjoy the bits of silence. To go by car to see how the scenery around me changes as I kill the distance, while listening to my favorite music as loud as I can. Just shout out my lungs with my terrible singing. As the music plays, I will grab a book, which will get all my beliefs and views away. No matter what the book will be about. As long as it would get me away, away from here. There would be just me and the characters of the novel, who struggle, fight, and compete, while they face delight, pleasure, and glory. Every so often, I will stop at the cafes on the road to grab some food, which
Any individual above average size horizontally in Elementary school, knew how it felt to be the obese child growing up. My problem was, I spent practically every day at my grandma’s house, and my size was the evidence. When I was a kid, I'd wish I could be ripped like those men on Hollister bags and stand at least 6’2 with a strong jawline to impress my crushes at school. I’d wish I had a supreme athletic physique with broad shoulders. Regardless of gender, anyone would gaze in envy. However that never came to be my reality. Judging by my intentions,that's most likely a beneficial result; I would have utilized my image to justify arrogance.
Every day is a new day and a new adventure and I want to have as many of them as I can. With my goals set and new determination I will accomplish my goal. I can't wait to see how much weight I will have lost by the end of the year. Whoever is reading this keep working at it. You too can have success just keep pushing forward and don't give
Child obesity in the Unites States is very serious. Parents need to take their child’s health seriously and not allow them to eat too much junk food or to be inactive for long periods of time. Children must eat healthier and become more active to reduce their risk of becoming obese and having health problems later in their
I was always very picky in what I ate and loved unhealthy foods like any other kid. To get me to eat, I was never stopped from the foods I could have. I never worried about what foods I consumed or how unhealthy I was. Eating school lunches packed with chips, sodas, drinks, and candy, I began to put on weight. The years from 3rd grade until 10th I was considered fat. I got beaten again and again with everyone telling me I was unhealthy, what no one ever told me was how to fix it. I tried many times to loose weight, my mind was not strong, I couldn’t do it I told myself and I gave up every
When I was ten I started to gain weight, which seemed normal enough at the time. I was a happy child, despite having experienced some unfortunate circumstances during my few years of existence. Maybe it was these unfortunate circumstances that caused the weight gain, due to a having an immense amount of stress for such a young girl.
To begin I needed to learn more about my diet, and changes that I would need to make. I knew nothing about the diet of a fitness model, making it even more difficult. I learned that everything I put into my body counted, and that consistency was the key to succeeding at this. Every day I had to count carbohydrates, macros, water intake, fat, sugar, protein, every single thing I put into my body. I also started taking countless supplements, pre-workout, BCAA’s for recovery, fat burners etc. My diet changed completely, no more alcohol, late night snacking, ice cream and all of the things I loved to indulge in. This was the most difficult part in the beginning, but I actually got hooked into eating healthy, I just felt better overall.
their parents ' feelings about them, and if you talk to him about his thoughts and problems, it might be easier for them to work on cutting down weight either by controlling food intake or by increasing and improving effective physical exercises.