“I wasn’t your typical fit girl to say the least. I started going through a weight loss journey 3 years ago. I was massive. Standing at a small frame of 1.5 meters, I easily tipped the scale at a whopping 103kgs.
I was considered morbidly obese yet I remained in denial. I thought everything was fine. As long as I was happy, I would brush people off and tell myself, ‘Yes I’m fat. So what?’ That was my attitude back then. I didn’t know my dismissiveness would bear consequences.
It all started way back at a time when I had an immense love for the traditional Filipino dish called sisig made with chopped pork and liver. It was thanks to this binging fest that I had a wake-up call. I ate sizzling sisig for 3 days straight and before I knew it, I started to have frequent headaches. I thought it was just because of stress until a company nurse checked my blood pressure. It really hit me hard when the meter read 160/100. I was advised to get checked after a few days and the doctor who handled my case flat out said that if I didn’t make a drastic lifestyle change, I’d die young. [#cuedramamusichere]
My world literally stopped. I used to think I was invincible. Knowing that my life might be cut short because of the way I was living instantly gave me chills. I decided that enough is enough. I needed to do something about this – I didn’t want to be known as the fat girl for the rest of my life.