• Nykeva Patterson


What's up tribe! It has been a minute, but the blogs are coming back. On this blog, I wanted to talk about how obesity impacted my life throughout the years. So sit back, Grab your snacks, and lets dive right in!

Growing up, I had only dreamed of getting healthy and, losing weight. What seemed foreign, Is now my reality. If I remember correctly, my heaviest weight was 252 pounds ;Wearing a size 20-24w in pants and a size 2x-3x in shirts. There were a lot of things I could not do, simply because of my weight and more. Tasks like going up certain amounts of stairs, without looking for a breath to catch, Bending down to tie my was non existent , and let us not forget, exercising. We all know how grade school can be, kids are cruel. I didn't have many friends growing up( I still don't as an adult, but that's my choice) constantly being picked on, being picked last to be on a team, the whole Nine. I assure many of you can relate when it comes to gym class, I was the queen avoiding.

As I got older, I started to develop more health issues. Eventually, the hospital had became a second home to me. Asthma has always been with me, but as the pounds packed on, the worse it was getting. My size effected health and my capabilities to the point were I had an option for weight loss surgery.

Going back and forth to these weight management doctors took a toll on me, I kind of just threw in the towel. I didn't want it then, so why waste my time and the doctors time? It didn't make much sense to me, So, I did not follow through with the surgery.

I mentioned the above, to further say that size can affect quality of life, if you look at it from the health side of it. Obesity is a condition, in which our bodies store extra fat and may cause issues in life. Everyday can be a struggle for some depending on a lot of factors. It is vital for us to take care of ourselves. Obesity and being overweight can lead to many different health risks, like diabetes, Hypertension( High blood pressure) sleep apnea and many more.

Thank you for taking the time out your day to read this blog, I hope it was able to motivate you to take charge of your health. As always, Peace Love and Blessings ~

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