Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

During my first two years of college I ate a lot. I gained 30 pounds and wore a size 14.

I remember the miserable feeling I had, especially at the end of the day, when my extra-tight jeans left indentations on my thighs and waist. It was horrible.

I was consumed by thoughts about my weight and about how tight my jeans felt and looked.

I typically: 

  • Have snacks in my pockets, glove box, and car boot. eat
  • Leave my house on a full stomach – even when I’m going to dinner or to places where I know food will be served. Thanksgiving is no exception.
  • Travel with my favorite “C” foods: cookies, cakes, candies, and chocolate. eat

No hunger pangs for me. I'm proactive. eat

We have access to unlimited information about how to care for ourselves.

The documentary, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead helped me to be more mindful about what I put into my body.

So much of our daily activities revolve around food. I've developed a "Jean Therapy" strategy for maintaining weight and it's a simple approach.

I force, yes, force myself to wear jeans even when they're too tight. I’m miserable throughout the day, and by nightfall my mood worsens. Stretchy attire denies me the opportunity to know what’s expanding where. My simple approach is my personal alarm to push back from the table—while I’m still able. Because it’s all fun and games until your jeans won’t go up past your knees. Eat healthy. Stay healthy.

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