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I'm obese but I don't overeat!!!!
Member Name: vickiorr83
Date: 12/12/08, updated on 12/12/08 (102 review reads)
Disadvantages: my health my life my everything
Obesity is a major problem not only in the UK but in most countries nowadays. I'm not going to babble on about facts and figures because we all know them but I will tell you how I became obese and how my day to day struggle with it.
I am 25 and weigh an embaressing 16 stone and at 5'5" I am in medical terms obese my body fat was at last measurement 40% of my bodyweight.
I put on weight after having my daughter 2 years ago before falling pregnant with her I was 12 stone so not skinny but not obese, I put it down to genetics as all women in my family were a size 16-18.
Anyway after giving birth to my daughter I did the healthy eating and exercising thing and once again reached my pre baby weight.
Anyone who has a new baby knows that your own appearance isn't the top of your list in the early days.
I didn't notice the weight creeping on. Well it wasn't creeping on more like rushing on.
Everything I liked about my body disapeared into a big wobberly blob.
I was so ashamed and I wasn't even eating anymore than usual! I know what you are thinking she must have been scoffing to put on 4 st in just 17mths but I didn't.
I was more active so I went to the doctors who tested me and found out that I had an under active thyroid.
It was so nice to hear that I wasn't obese because of my eating but because of a medical condition.
I only wish I went to the doctors before I put on so much weight.
Living a life obese feels like I'm living half a life.
I am embaressed to take my kids swimming and on funfair rides im scared incase my bum gets stuck (it never has and I have room on them ) but it is a fear I have.
I was assured that the weight will fall off when my medication was regulated which it is and it upsets me to say it hasn't. I have little options as I am stuck with this condition for the rest of my life, however I won't stop trying to lose it.
I now am because of my weight less confident and ironically half of the woman I used to be.
Next time you see a fat person don't just think that it's because they eat to much. There is a lot of different reasons people are over weight and obese and eating too much is only one of them.
Summary: don't judge a book by it's cover
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