I've never been a slim child. I was always chubby (healthy!) and as I got older, the more that 'baby fat' turned into actual "OMG, I'm overweight!"
I've always had issues with my self esteem because of my weight. It didn't help all the teasing you have to go through as a heavy child, turning into a even heavier teenager.
The worst I got was from my own step dad. He'd poke fun at my weight, then turn around and give me snacks. I was a kid, I didn't really know better. I ate them.
I'm older now. He doesn't say anything about my weight, but when he knows I'm trying to lose weight, he does the same thing again. He goes out and buys me really fattening snacks and gives them to me. I've taken to taking them from him and throwing them away. I know its bad to waste food, even evil fattening food, but... yeah...
Is it sad I'm having to buy my own mini fridge for my bedroom so he doesn't try to sabotage my weight loss? Its the boldest way I can think to get it through to him, that "Hey, stop fixing me things and giving me things. I'm taking care of myself."
Now my sudden motivation to a better healthier me is because for the first time I have a serious boyfriend. Its a long distance relationship. We did meet online. I know, crazy, right? I thought so too, but we're both blown away with our feelings.
He's coming down in April for the first time and I want to look nice. Though he's very helpful and supportive of my diet and says he doesn't care if I'm overweight or not, so I'm more doing it for me, but he was the thing that gave me the kick I needed to try to get on track and take care of myself.
Sorry for rambling. But this my true story for what it is worth.
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