My name is Noor, and I am a sugar addict.
There. I admitted it. It used to be something I was proud of. I’d flaunt around my ability to eat food, and would enjoy the comments such as “I can’t believe you eat so much, where does it all go?!” or “It’s a wonder how you’re so slim!” God, did those remarks make me feel good. I’d be lying if I said I don’t get those comments anymore. I do. But the thing is, it’s all an illusion. Being thin, I mean. Those people don’t know what my belly looks like without strategically selected clothing. But I do know what it looks like. And I can’t stand all that flab anymore. I curse my genes for storing my fat in all the wrong places (my belly and face). If you want an idea of what my belly looks like, click here. As for my face…unfortunately I wasn’t blessed with high, prominent cheekbones (If you were, I am automatically envious of your face). Because of this, my fat gathers around my mouth, and looks very saggy and unflattering. And as you can see from my picture, it spreads wide when I smile. Yes, I realize I can’t spot-reduce fat with anything short of a cosmetic procedure. Which is why I want to get healthy over-all, and hopefully effect those areas at least a little bit. I don’t want to get healthy and slim down simply for aesthetic purposes. Even though I might not be “fat” according to a lot of people right now, I’m only a teenager. My metabolism is at its highest, and eating like a dog doesn’t matter as much as it would ten or twenty years down the road. But, I want to develop good habits right now that will last me a lifetime. I mean, who doesn’t want to live as long and healthy as possible? Not me.