Transcript: Dealing with stigma
I think I was at the point where depression set in. My self-esteem was low. I was just, I felt this was my lot in life, I’m just going to be the big guy now. Low self-esteem, depression, loneliness too, were my companions, but they were not my friends. Because that is sort of what happened, sort of that stigma. And I said I’m just the big guy. I’m the big guy and just sort of, you know, because it seemed like such a struggle to lose weight. I went for food for comfort. I went for food to make me feel good.
My confidence has picked up tremendously. And that depression that I had was overweight, all that has been pushed aside. You know, you still sort of question, when I walk by a mirror sometimes, I say “who is that guy?” Sometimes you still feel like you’re the big guy. But my confidence has picked up, has increased.