Growing up, I have always been a skinny kid and it was pretty normal for me to be underweight. Things changed when I hit my peak as a sprinter in my JC days, where I was hitting the gym for more power on the track. I started gaining muscle, my weight was on an upward climb and it felt good to be strong.
Then at 19, the worst thing that could happen to any athlete happened to me – I had a stress fracture in my foot and I had to take a 6-month layoff from training and competition.
Like most girls out there, I was never the “skinny, pretty girl” to begin with. Since young, I was always overweight and was in the TAF Club from primary school to secondary school. It doesn’t help that I love to eat. Of course, my classmates always gave me weird nicknames but I got over it.
It was only after I went to ITE after my GCE “O” levels that I started to get very concerned about how people looked at me, so I asked my
It all started with one sentence: “Your ass is too big to haul yourself up the canoe”. I was just 17 and those words came from a guy that I kinda had a crush on. I have always been heavy-bottomed and I never felt conscious about it till that fateful day which turned my life upside down for seven years. I battled with eating disorders from one spectrum of anorexia to the other end of binge eating. I remember the times that I only ate a piece of apple a day. It came to a
I was a skinny kid when I was younger and never had any weight issues, until I went to study in Perth at age 17. I was staying on my own, so I reached out to all the fast food that I could lay my hands on – pizza, burgers, KFC fried chicken etc. Winters were not helping either as I got hungry easily and added supper to my meals. My weight naturally ballooned as a result.
I came back to Singapore after I graduated and my family doctor was appalled by my vast weight gain
I was small-sized and thin from the time I was in secondary school up to my ITE days. After I gave birth to my first child, I realised I have this “baby belly” which every woman has after giving birth. The first criticism started when I was working in a retail store. My friends and I were sitting and chatting during break time when they looked at me and said,”Hey, you have a fat tyre there at your belly.”
Since then, they always teased me, often telling