Professor Iris Chao
A Special Body, A Normal Life
Teenagers, adults, everyone in this world might wondering one question, “Am I really obese?” Honestly, I am one of them. I was surprised, a skinny body was called beauty in this modern century. Peer pressure, family pressure, society pressure hurt me so bad and made me almost suffocated. I used my childhood to find the answer to the question; I used my teenage to find the answer to the question; I used the beginning of my adult age to find the answer to the question. The question I always asked myself, “Is it really important that how does people talk about me?” I tried to stop myself from wondering if I am beautiful. People around me were like alarms warning me that I was obese. They made my life! They made my life under the shade. Obesity was a horrible disaster. Obesity can lead to other illnesses from chronic to acute, some very severe and deadly, such as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Vascular Disease, Heart attack, stroke, and even cancer. Obesity does not only bring the physical injure to the health, but also bring the mental damage to the spirit.
I had physical examination every year. In 2012, I got my physical examination report back. There was one sentence conclusion typed in times new roman. Though the words were samll, they were really clear and shiny. “You have been diagnosed with diabetes II.” I knew these words would be with me through my whole life. My doctor said the most direct reason to this disease was my obesity. Diabetes is one type of internal secretion disorder. The pancreas can not release insulin so that the body can not decompose the consumed sugar, and brings the blood sugar to higher level. I can’t believe this either. I was shocked. When I got this news, it was like a judgment said, “From now on, your enemy is happiness, your friends is sadness.” My life began to change. My every meal was vegetable and a...