I went looking through old photos of me at my “thinnest”, me at my “fattest” and recent photos, mostly out of curiosity. Sometimes I forget how large I once was, but I also forget about the time I was sickeningly thin too. So I found a few interesting shots and decided to do a post that I can come back to as a reminder every time this curiosity creeps back.
Let’s start with some photos of me at my “thinnest” in 2007…
I had my major growth spurt around the end of year 9 in high school, which was 2006. I went from being “the fat kid” in school, to being borderline anorexic. At this point in my life, I had convinced myself that the idea of sugar made me feel sick. To the point where it really did. So after a long life of high sugar consumption, I was finally sugar-free. Combined with 15 year old hormones etc etc I ended up losing so much weight that my doctor told me I desperately needed to gain weight. I believe I was about 70kg here (and 183 cm tall, ie. 6 foot 0 inches).
I gained some weight back through 2007 during the enormous amount of 18th bday parties that were on. I didn’t manage to lose that weight by 2010. Then all the 21st bday parties happened and as you can see above, the weight stacked on until I reached a hefty 110kg or so.
I’m certainly not at my “ideal” weight yet. I still have a “pot belly” and struggle with weight fluctuations that generally line up with my carb intake. But I’d rather be around the 90kg mark where I am now than the awfully thin (for my body type) 70kg mark or the obese, unfit 110kg mark.
I imagine I’ll gradually add to this post, but I wanted to get these up while they’re fresh in my mind (and still on my PC desktop) for invaluable future reference.