Firstly, I’m a writer. Secondly, I love food. This was not always the case though. I didn’t start to love food (or use as a weapon against MYSELF) until I was 18 and now I can’t stop myself to save my health!
Although I was a large newborn (nearly 10 lbs at birth), growing up I was skinny and small and remember getting harassed for not eating much. I loved chocolate and candy, as all children do.
This all changed when I was 18 and got my first job in a fast food outlet. For the first time ever, I gained weight: 9 kg/20 lbs in a matter of months. Over the next couple years this number increased to 11kg/25lbs.
I tried to develop an eating disorder to rid the unwanted padding and mastered the bingeing but the vomiting never took.
By the time I was 23, I started to shed the weight with the help of good ol’ stress and by my mid 20s I was back to my petit-self “normal” weight and have not had weight issues since.
This does not mean I do not have food issues; I do.
I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to cure a chronic sinus problem for 15+ years now and have tried many methods. I have had some indications and proof that food is playing a BIG role. I just can’t seem to stay away from cake…..
I can be determined and very successful with my health via food quests but it hardly lasts more than a month or so. “Everything in moderation” is a bullshit notion that does not work for me. I’m an ‘all or nothing’ type!!!
Stayed tuned to Kai Chronicles to hear all about my mission to improve my health via food. It’s going to be a bumpy ride………………..
UPDATE: Since writing the above back in October 2011, I have had many successes with sticking to a restricted diet plan.
I am now able to have a go at “moderation” but still find my battles constant and overwhelming at times. Although I would love it to be a complete lifestyle change, in reality I like to eat and eating and drinking play a big part in the little socialising I do.
I’m on and off my regimes and my record now is 4 months: Jan 2012-Apr 2012 inclusive. When I fall off, I get back up….after a few weeks of indulgence, of course.