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My battle with obesity

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My battle with obesity and getting bullied by other kids
(See my shocking photos before and after by logging to www.LifesstyleMakeoverEbook.com)

Oh yes I battled obesity for a good 17 years and then against all odds I defeated it. Ever since I was a child I was always the heaviest kid in my class and among my friends. Everybody remembers me as the overweight kid. School kids don’t have manners and want to be funny to other peers so they can bully or say harsh things to kids who are overweight like me without realizing the extent of emotional damage it caused me.

The humiliation of not finding clothes that fit me

All throughout my childhood and into my teens, when my parents would take me to buy clothes, almost always the clothing stores for kids would not have the plus sizes I had to have. The clothes I would try on would be too tight and not fit me. So the clothier’s sales people would often tell me the same statement that I remember to this day: “Sweetheart, why don’t you go on a diet and lose some weight and then the clothes would fit you”. I would smile in embarrassment and say to them in my mind “Sweetheart why don’t you go to hell and spare me your arrogant comment!”.

The Trauma I felt

All these events have marked me and traumatized me tremendously for a long time. It affected my self-esteem and I always had a negative self- image and I literally loathed myself and the body I was trapped in. I always thought that my opinion did not count, that I was always wrong, that I was not worth it and that I didn’t matter. I thought everybody was better than me.

I was a binge eater

I was a binge eater meaning I could consume a large amount of food in a short period of time and somehow got locked into a pattern of doing it over and over. I used to down a couple triple decker burgers with all the butter, bacon and cheese along with extra large fries and would wash them down with couple large size soft drinks in 20 minutes or so and then repeat the cycle every couple of hours not realizing the extent of harm I was doing to my body and emotions.

I also lead a total couch potato lifestyle which I will tell you about in the next post.

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George F. Tohme, pharmacist, is a graduate of the Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA in 1987 and currently practicing in Texas. He is certified in diabetes and cholesterol management, smoking cessation, nutrition guidance, and a certified personal trainer. He is a lifestyle makeover expert and conquered his own 17-year battle with obesity. He is the author of Lifestyle Makeover for Diabetics and Pre-Diabetics, Lifestyle Makeover for All Couch Potatoes, Lifestyle Makeover for All Tobacco Users, Lifestyle Makeover: Sex, Stress, and Alcohol and Lifestyle Makeover: Defeat High Cholesterol and Blood Pressure. Visit www.LifestyleMakeoverEbook.com

PharmacistGeorge @ October 11, 2009

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