I have found that my extra weight has affected my life in a number of ways, all of which are obviously negative. I gained a total of 40 pounds over the last two and a half years, and I have definitely noticed problems with mobility. I don’t get winded from walking or anything, but just jogging a block or two is a real chore. I realize just how out of shape I am, and I’m trying to do everything in my power to fix that.
My weight has also deeply affected my self-confidence and overall self-worth. I used to feel great about myself when I was a fit professional wrestler, but now I am just ashamed of how far I have let myself slide. I definitely don’t have the kind of confidence that I used to, and it’s something that I am really working on changing as soon as possible.
Even some of my friends and family members have pointed out how much weight I have gained. I finally realized that I needed to start doing something about my weight when the people closest to me started voicing their own concerns. I know I still have a long ways to go, but I have at least started the process of dropping my extra weight.
I have become an incredibly self-conscious person, which is something that I never used to have to worry about. I go clothes shopping and nothing seems to look good on me. I hate the fact that I have to buy XL or even XXL sized shirts, and my waistline has ballooned up to a size 38 bordering on 40. I really miss being able to buy “regular” sized clothes at the stores.
One of the things that most slim people don’t realize about those who are significantly overweight is the fact that it is something that affects them more than just physically. I am fairly depressed because of my weight, but I try to maintain a positive attitude. When I really start to feel down, I usually reach out to family and friends just to talk.
While I know that I am at the very beginning of my weight loss journey, I am already taking the steps needed to lose all of the extra pounds I am carrying around. I am really looking forward to also dropping all of these issues that have become such a big problem in my life because of my weight loss. I never used to have any issues with self-esteem or depression until I got really heavy. The more weight I gain, the worse I feel about myself and my life. I try to stay focused on the future and how I am going to eventually look as opposed to how I look right now.