The Issue Of My Weight Essay

1265 Words Nov 11th, 2016 6 Pages
Place the fork down and stop. Think about those extra calories you are about to welcome into your body. Living life in habitual fear of any weight gain, may it only be half a lb., has plagued the lives of many people for decades. The on-going issue of my weight has turned into something that has negatively impacted my life for many years. Counting calories, making sure I 'm eating healthy enough, spending hours at the gym and daily weigh-ins have become a huge part of my daily routine. Living in an age where a size zero or two are considered the "norm" makes it difficult to love and accept the body I’m in. Last year, I was at my largest weight, I hit a whopping 165lbs and boy did it affect my confidence. Through hard work and determination, I whipped myself into shape and lost a total of 42lbs. Now being at my lowest weight, I am in constant fear of gaining it all back. My body has always been a big problem of mine and if I am able to find a way to cope with my fear of gaining weight, I am positive that I would be able to become happier and more accepting of myself. Accepting your body for what it is can be very difficult, but I am hopeful that I can break the habit and live a life that does not involve me checking my weight every day.

"The human mind is like a fertile ground where seeds are continually being planted" (28). The weight seed implanted itself into my mind at an early age of 11, and buried itself so deep that removing it is impossible without a…

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