Where to begin? This is a raw topic for me overall and one that I have revisited many times over the years, but just eventually push aside when it seems too hard to deal with.
I was pretty much always an overweight kid, and that transitioned into being an overweight adult, and eventually, an obese one.
This past year I turned 50 and in a few short months will turn 51, and in looking back over the years there is a feeling of time wasted. Why have I not taken control of my health? Why have I allowed myself to miss out on so many social events, either because of embarrassment, lack of energy, or simply knowing I could not participate in whatever was going on. Admittingly though, sometimes it was just wallowing in my own self-pity and feeling tired of always being the largest person in the room. Worse yet, actually going to an event and not fitting in the chairs, or being over the weight limit for rides, etc.