Let's get real here. Former fat kid? I am one. Let's just substitute the word 'chubby' for 'fat'. On a personal level, I have dropped a few sizes in the past few years, it took me probably 5 years. I went from an XL to an XS, pants size 34 to 28. I know it may not be a huge difference to some but it gave me a sense of accomplishment. As a fat kid, I always envy skinnier people as clothes look so much better on them than on me. As a fashion enthusiast, it was depressing. This gave me a kick in the behind to want to lose weight.
Now lets talk about losing weight. I'm not proud of my journey to weight loss. Looking back now I felt like my weightloss plan was going down the route of anorexia. I was looking for a shortcut to weightloss, I was starving myself and it did work at the start when the numbers started to drop which motivated me to continue this unhealthy diet. What I realised now is that its about changing your lifestyle and not about the diet. A tip to my former self is to drink water instead of carbonated beverages (crazy amount of sugars in them).
To be honest, now when I looked in the mirror, even though physically there's a difference, mentally I still see the fat kid I used to be.