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Blessing in Disguise Throughout my life I didn’t care about watching what I ate or how much I exercised. I just wanted to eat whatever sounded good at the time. I didn’t seem to care how much I would overeat or how unhealthy I was. My main goals in life were to be lazy, eat food, and play video games. Once I got to high school, my eating habits got even worse. I would always get a second helping of food at lunch, and I would snack on gas station food. I always just told myself that I didn’t care what I looked like or how much I weighed because I was enjoying myself and I loved to eat. When I would go home, I would get snack food and eat it before dinner so that I would be full. I didn’t like having to go any period of time being hungry. This type of behavior had its consequences, though. My size made people always comment to me about how big or fat I was. I especially hated it when people would laugh when I walked into a room because I knew it was about my weight. I decided that I was going to play football my sophomore year of high school. All of my friends told me that I would be good because I was so big. I liked this plan because it meant I didn’t have to watch what I ate at all and I could be in a sport. I had wanted to play football for a while, but it seemed like it was too much work my freshman year. I am very glad that I ultimately decided to play. That year, I was able to get some playing time on our goal line defense because I was so big that I could plug up any holes that the offense was trying to run through. I ended up having a very fun time that year, and I received a major letter for the playing time that I got. At the end of the season, I decided that I wanted to get very strong for my junior year. I started lifting weights during the week, and I ended up putting on quite a bit of muscle. The bad thing that came out of this was that I gained…...

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