Do You Love Food That Much, or Are You Just a Glutton?

I admit I didn’t have the right attitude to change my life

Jason Weiland

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I am going back to many of my old essays about diet, weight, and food because I’d like to explore my toxic attitudes towards eating and my weight.

This is a short essay from January 2022, and it shows the roller coaster I was on when it came to being fat, losing weight, and eating.

When you look back on your own life, what attitudes and habits added fuel to the fire that was your health and well-being?

January 17, 2022

I love food. There, I said it. There is no getting past the obvious. You can take one look at me and recognize that I like to eat. My arms and legs are average sizes, but I have a gut. I would estimate my weight to be close to 280 Lbs.

It’s a long time coming. If I look at pictures on Facebook from five years ago, I am fairly thin. I had a bit of a stomach, but I was a normal weight. But since I grew, it increased when the pandemic began, and we couldn’t leave the house.

About a month ago, I looked at myself and said, “It’s time to do something.” There is no getting past it. I am uncomfortable doing simple tasks like tying my shoes, and I can’t stand that my clothes don’t fit.

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Jason Weiland

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