Personal Narrative: My Weight Loss Journey

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I’ve been a freshmen twice in my life, in high school and in college. Being a high school freshmen, I was five foot eleven inches and weighed one hundred and sixty pounds. Now as a freshmen in college, I am five foot thirteen inches and weigh one hundred and ten pounds. Media portrays how the average women should look, how small and petite you should be. That always weighed heavy on my shoulders in high school. I wasn’t comfortable to look at myself in the mirror and hated what I saw. I was told by my best friend, A.J. “if you don’t like something, change it.” It finally clicked in my head. I couldn’t just sit around, mope and not do anything to help myself. I did plenty of research and planning for my weight loss journey. Of course in the beginning, it seemed impossible. That’s where everyone gives up. I didn’t give up so easily though, and I was determined to reach my goal.

The most important part of reaching my goal were my plans and goals. I knew if I got off track, I wouldn’t get anywhere. I figured out how many calories the average person eats on a daily basis, how many calories to eat without working out and with working out. I had a job at
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I’ve been able to keep myself at my goal weight. I know I could be in better shape, but I still feel great about myself. Losing weight was the best and hardest thing I ever decided to do. It was beyond worth it. Every sweat and tear made me who I am today and gave me the confidence I gained. I’m able to walk around in shorts and tank top and feel great about myself. I know the reality of social media, but it doesn’t bother me. Not everyone has to be a size double zero and have the waistband of a stick. I’m comfortable in my own skin now because of what I did. I don’t feel sorry for people who complain about their weight, but continue to not do anything to fix it. The world won’t better you, you have to better yourself for the