I have always been very weight-conscious my entire life. For the past 12 years I was misdiagnosed as Type 1 instead of a Type 2, and provided with the incorrect dosages and medications. This caused a huge weight problem due to excess insulin in my body. The extra insulin I was taking (Novolog in particular) was stored as fat which caused me to be unable to lose weight. I was exercising 3-4hrs a day, and eating Paleo style 90% of the time. I didn’t understand what I was doing wrong. I felt fat, confused, frustrated and helpless. Through a change in the way I was eating, as well as seeing the right doctors, this has subsided. To this day I still feel very conscientious of my weight, but at least now I have control of my body – not diabetes! 🙂
This photo, to me, reminds us that our society puts too much pressure on appearance, and doesn’t see the truth behind an image. There is always so much more than what meets the eye.