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Running head: MY JOURNEY1

My Weight Loss Journey
John Bray
Northeast State Community College

Prepared for Composition I, taught by Mrs. Procopio.

I was at my home when it first hit me, I was looking in my bathroom mirror and although I had felt similar to this before, this time was different. I was tired of seeing what I looked like and have never felt so miserable about myself in my entire life. This time, however, I was determined to stop feeling sorry for myself and actually do something about it, instead of wishing for it I was going to work for it.

I cannot recall the exact date that this change happened within me, however, I do remember it was shortly after the start of the new year in 2010 so I suppose one might call this my new year’s resolution. It was sickening to me when I looked in the mirror. Ashamed and humiliated of the shape I was in and the person I had become, I was desperate to find anything that would help me change my body. I was 315 pounds at my heaviest, along with this came the usual health problems like borderline high blood pressure, also the social insecurities and low self-esteem were immense hindrances to me. I was 16 years old, and I wanted to experience and have the things that any other 16-year old would have. I wanted a girlfriend, I wanted to be active and be confident in myself. All of these things seemed near impossible in my current situation. It is arguable that I wanted to transform my body more than I had wanted anything else in my life and I knew that I was on my own for this, no one else could do it for me, I had to do it.

I had known previously from watching the ones around me go on diets that reducing my daily calorie intake and the amount of food I ate in general would be an excellent place to start. This was also one of the biggest challenges I faced, I loved to eat, so keeping my diet completely in check would be next to impossible but I was committed and was not going to stop. The next...
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