|I liked spaghetti :)|
Where the story really starts is around middle school. Let’s back up a little; I competitively danced from ages 6-18. Throughout middle school I knew that I didn’t look like the other girls. Although I wasn’t really fat, I was just bigger than them, they were twigs. I am not built to be a twig. Even though I was different it wasn’t really brought up all that often. I was dancing a million times a week and never noticed it. I would notice little things like when someone would make a comment, or you know the boys I had a crush on always liked someone else.
|Prom, right before graduation, 2004|
I now am 25 years old, a full time student at Cal State Fullerton studying Business, unemployed and single. Although this is not by choice it is something I am embracing for the time being because currently my focus is me. Now is the time, not later, to make sure that I am able to enjoy life to the fullest and really harness all my potential. A few weeks ago I got a wild fire lit in my behind, not sure where it came from, but it made me want to change. I am no longer going to let the number on the scale be so large, I am going to make sure that I am healthy, and do not die before my time just because I’m overweight. This is me...
I encourage you to share your story with me: LoseTheCushion@gmail.com