I was a fat kid in primary school. I come from a family where provision of good food (in large amounts) was a gesture of love. Right before entering secondary school, I decided I’ve had enough and needed to be “regular sized”. In the span of two to three months I shed 10kg. For a 12-year-old this was quite a big decision – involving loads of of exercise and restricted eating. Like so many young girls, I associated food and exercise as means to achieving the ideal
I am suffering from the final stage of a chronic disease known as Endometriosis. They said I have four years to live life to the fullest before the next saga of surgeries.
Endometriosis is a reproductive and hormonal dysfunctional issue that affects one in every 10 women worldwide. Sadly, there is no association here in Singapore that our women can look up to, so creating awareness is of paramount importance. I have been advocating the awareness campaign for the past
I have always been a chubby girl since young and although people around me are trying to be supportive by saying “You’re not fat”, I felt like they didn’t understand me and I continued to feel really fat.
Recently, I had a week in my life where all I cared about were my thighs and everywhere I went I was afraid of my own reflection. I could hear so many condemning voices in my head saying that I was a failure because I have fat thighs at a young age when
On the contrary, I was a happy fat kid. Sure, I got snide comments from the boys that I was a ‘roly-poly’ and I was huge, plus I had a bout of acne when I was in secondary school. I wasn’t an extremely popular girl in a mixed school, but I simply didn’t care.
The only thing that truly annoyed me was how the PE Teachers would pick me on, insisting that I join the TAF club. Notwithstanding my size, I was a pretty decent runner but one day it got to a
By Deborah Rowe
While most people struggle to lose weight and fit into smaller sizes, Berenice Seow faced the opposite.
Weighing in at 50kg for her 1.74m frame, many would look at her and think there’s nothing she needs to change about her body. In fact, most people fall prey to eating disorders because they want to be thin like Berenice.
The 26-year-old marketing executive however, became unhappy with herself and once, made a New Year’s resolution to