I *will* lose it

That's it! This time I am going all the way! I have vowed that I finally will lose the weight. Yeah, I'm putting it in writing and on the net for all to see.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

How I got fat, part 1

First, let me go over how I got fat(the early years).
Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures for this part, since they're all hard copies and I don't have access to a scanner.
I was always a little chubby as a kid. My entire family is/has always been, except one of my brothers. He was the thin one. Now after college, he has a beer gut. Go figure...anyway. When I was eight, difficult circumstances forced us to move to a different small town in the midwest. I had to start a new school, and the children there were really nasty. They picked on me without mercy. In addition to being a little chunky, we had no money so I had to wear thrift store clothes and bring lunch in a brown paper bag, when all the other children had shiny new lunchboxes with matching thermoses. So I felt miserable most every single day. I would come home from school and go straight to the refrigerator, in an effort to feel better. I got heavier.
When I was twelve, I briefly contemplated swallowing the entire bottle of asprin in the medicine cabinet.
Later that year, it was announced we would move again. The idea of a fresh start excited me, so I made a real effort to diet and exercise. I had real trouble with the diet part, but exercise I got down pat. In the summertime, with no one screaming at me or shoving me into the dirt, I discovered that some level of activity felt good. I was walking almost four miles a day at one point.

To be continued......

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