This is a difference of about 2 or 3 years. It is real, it can be done. Some things just take time but once things “click”, you’ll be on your way. For me, my poor eating habits came from depression. I moved from London, England at 12.5 with my Mom, older sister, older brother and younger brother. My dad stayed in London and I didn’t see him for 16 years. The transition of moving from one of the biggest cities in the world to the smallest State in the States was very difficult. I was stripped of my childhood friends and activities. I guess I always turned to food when I was down but didn’t really think much about it. I was happy for the most part but never really thought about how big I was until I saw the picture on the left. I had gotten pretty big.
My turning point truly came when I decided to suck it up and go back to London for the first time and see my father. This was something I didn’t want to do for so long because he was never around to support my mom or my siblings. I felt though, that in order for me to move on in my life I needed to see him and get some things off my chest and mend fences hopefully. Not knowing how much it would affect the rest of my life.
When I got to London, we argued for 3 weeks straight, even on the way to the airport as I was leaving!! A lot was said, but there was a lot of good that came out of that trip too, being with him I had a sense of ease and calmness. I could relax at certain times and see how I was acting and eating back home in the States, it was almost like I could see myself outside of myself.
Basically, I learned that if I had any psychological issues that were unresolved, I needed to face those in order to move on and progress in my life.
So that’s where I’m at now, welcome to my site. Sorry to go on about my story but I feel like weight gain is 100% related to some kind of deep down psychological issues. I became dependent on it, it was easy for me to turn to food when I was down. I hope I can help you along the way! Feel free to ask me any questions also.