When did I become unhappy with my weight?
When I hit puberty, the skinny kid that I have always been was no more. I begin to pack the pounds until I reach 175 lbs in college. It was a mix between stress eating, larger portions and less exercise as well as hormonal imbalance that made me reach my biggest weight.
I tried several diets, some with more success than other, but I just couldn’t keep the weight off for a very long time. I had the tendency to tell myself: “You have been good all these months and you lost so many pounds. Why not reward yourself now by eating just a little bit more?” Of course, I regained the weight that I lost and some more! I had been an emotional eater all my life and I sought comfort in food.
What was my wake-up call to get serious about losing weight?