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13 April 2011

My weight loss struggle

Gym contracts, starvation diets, 'miracle' cures: she tried them all. After years of struggle she found the secret behind steady and permanent weightloss - read Macharly's story.

I have been overweight ever since I was a kid. It started bothering me only when I got to high school, Grade 9, to be exact. Besides my class mates calling me "buffalo bums" (and who knows that means), our biology teacher had told us that an average woman should weigh 75 kg to be healthy.  So, weighing 72kg at the time, I convinced myself that I was the perfect woman. 


The start of an uphill struggle

 
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