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Updated on December 3, 2013

How I lost weight without starving myself

This Lens is all about my journey to be healthy (still going strong), and how I stayed happy and motivated the entire time. I still have a long way to go, but I also have come a long way, and I am starting to get to where I am happy with myself.

A story about revenge

Kind of

I've always been overweight. My entire life. As a little kid I was very active but I didn't eat healthy at all, though no fault of my parents. That's the thing with unhealthy kids, a lot of the time people blame the parents when it's not their fault at all. They tried to get me to eat right, but when your kid is unknowingly eating unhealthy there isn't much you can do about it.

I don't know if you know this or not but as a kid you're not considered the "unhealthy kid" or even the "overweight kid". You're the fat kid. Three letters, F. A. T. That is who you are, and that awful word is what defines you because people can't look past what is on the outside to see what kind of person you are on the inside. It just doesn't happen that way. As a fat kid you always get treated differently. Girls say mean things, and boys look right overtop of you at the skinnier girl that everyone likes better. Fat is your only label. You're not the funny friend, or the artistic friend, you're the heavy friend. The big girl. But after living through 16 year's of feeling like I wasn't as good as everyone else, I decided to change that. I was going to show those kids who would always put me down that how I looked on outside didn't define who I was on the inside. I was going to make that boy who I desperately wanted to ask me to the dance regret laughing at me in a crowded hallway when he found out. That was my plan, losing weight to get revenge.

A story of understanding

When I first set my mind to losing the weight, I had this goal in my mind. Prove everyone wrong that was ever mean to me, or rude, or disrespectful. But as I continued on my journey I found out that I was doing this for myself and not for anyone else. I wanted to be happy with myself, and that didn't involve those other people who weren't worth my time. I needed to be healthy more than I needed to be thin. So this is where my weight loss story really starts, and it's not as interesting as an action packed story of revenge, I know. But It's this boring story that got me to where I am today.

How I did it

(without starving myself or exhausting my bank account on diet pills)

Before I got my mind set to lose the weight I was eating very unhealthy and way too much, problem number one. I was drinking way too much soda, and coffee, and tea, problem number two. And my exercise routine was nonexistent, problem number three.

I really wish I had some secret magic pill that I could tell anyone trying to lose weight about, but I don't. I just fixed those three major problems in my life and the weight started coming off. That's my only secret. I ate more fruits and vegetables, eliminated fast food, and cut down on my portions. I started to only drink water everyday, which was surprisingly a lot easier than I thought it would be. And last but not least, I got off of my lazy butt and started exercising. My exercise routine consisted of one hour of Zumba everyday, with some crunches, squats, and weight lifting thrown in. I simply just changed my lifestyle, and I feel so much better now.

I'm not thin by any means yet, but I have come a long way and I can honestly say that for the first time, I am proud of myself. It has been a long journey, and it's not over yet. I'm still improving myself everyday, and I'm looking forward to the time where I can say 100% that I am healthy, and happy with myself.

My recommendations

Zumba Fitness Rush - Xbox 360
Zumba Fitness Rush - Xbox 360

It's exercise that is so fun, it doesn't even feel like it.

 
CAP Barbell Solid Hex Dumbbell, Single (25-Pound)
CAP Barbell Solid Hex Dumbbell, Single (25-Pound)

These are the weights that I was using

 

Burning 100 calories

100 calories

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      You're doing awesome! Keep up the good work! You'll make it to your goal in no time at all!