"I was unaware of the first 30 pounds because my body didn't feel much different.
My jeans fit, but more snuggly compared to when they used to fit loosely on me.
I thought I was just bloated. My mom and aunts saw me in Christmas and said I got fatter.
I thought they were just kidding, since they always said I was fat.
To my family, any girl who weighs more than 100 is considered fat.
I didn't pay much attention to my weight until I gained another 20 pounds.
That was when I started to really FEEL the difference.
I started having a hard time breathing. I would breathe really hard after walking a block or two.
I couldn't fit any of my jeans anymore. My favorite pair of black jeans, which used to fall off if I don't wear a belt,
would not even go pass my thunder thighs.
I hopped on the scale in Spring. The scale read 173. I was shocked.
I hopped off and checked the scale. I hopped back on. 173. I hopped off, then hopped back on.
I guess I hopped on too fast and the scale was kind of old, so it broke.
I tried watching what I eat and exercise after that, but I couldn't help not overeating because I became so
used to eating HUGE portion and the excessive weight made it very difficult for me to exercise.
When I hopped on the elliptical trainer set to the lowest resistance for merely less than a minute,
my back and knees would start aching until it escalated to a sharp pain.
Eventually, I gained another 10 pounds.
Even after I really dedicated myself to exercising lightly (not in a way that would kill me) and eating healthier
and less for over a year, I have only been able to stop the weight gain."
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