weight loss & weight gain

When I first entered KUiTTHO, I was very skinny…  

Hui Ling, “Thin, with hollow cheeks, like drug addict…”

Felicia, “You look like a lizard or a monkey…”

No matter how many tons of food I ate, I still remained that thin along my 1st year in KUiTTHO, but not after I went for a blood donation for the very first time in my life. Since then, I could see that a buoy was forming around my waist as well as the tummy! I found myself panting whenever I climbed the stairs all the way up to my room, and that I had difficulty squatting down!! Not to mention, I found myself heavy whenever I was walking… the situation went worse during the long break on March 2002, I worked part time as a hostess at a Chinese restaurant of a 4-star hotel. The food prepared was just so irresistible! I kept on bloated until my friend called me “roti yang berkembang dalam air (发水面包)”…

But luckily with my athletics training during the 1st semester of 2nd year, I managed to slim down. Then, along my 2nd and 3rd year studies in KUiTTHO, I was like a balloon, blown up during every long break and deflated during the studying semesters.  

From a balloon, I transformed into a very muscular lady and then to a skeleton-alive. During the 4th year in KUiTTHO (July 2004 – Feb 2005), I really set my heart to win a medal in MASUM (an inter-universities sports day). I underwent hell like athletics training almost everyday. Thanks to the hill run and gym sessions, I was so built that time, with my muscular and big arms and thighs, and I was even with 6-pack on my abdomen (light one la, not that geli like body-builder’s)! 

Owing to the intensive athletics training, sometimes I was anorectic. There was time when I did not feel like eating at all or ate very little but then felt like vomiting after eating.  

Sometimes I got symptoms like a bulimia nervosa patient as well. I used to eat 2-person’s meals per dinner and yet still feeling not full (and I remained thin as well)! I was so broke (spent too much on food) that I had to seek consultation from the clinic. I told the doctor that I suspected there were parasites inside my stomach which absorbed a big part of my predigested food… I could see that the doctor was trying so hard to “tahan gelak” that time but in the end she did gave me Zentel for consumption.  

I showed the Zentel to Kar Guan during class, and you know what he did next? He went in front of the theater, grabbed the microphone and announced to the whole class, “Everyone, attention please! Please do not tell anyone that there are gonna be worms in Samantha’s shit!” The whole class burst into laughter.  

Weirdly, during my final year, I got this sudden weight drop of 6 kg even though I was still with my extraordinary big appetite! I was so thin that everyone, I must emphasize, it’s EVERYONE seeing me would ask what’s wrong with me that I was so thin… I was worried actually; thinking of this might be a red light for my health. I went for a medical check up and blood test, nothing’s wrong though… Hui Ling and Nyet Feng even dragged me to seek consultancy from a Chinese sensei. I took this advantage to eat like a dinosaur then. I took 5 heavy meals everyday, but then I was still this size… 

I’m now back to normal, to a balloon and starting to put on weight because food cooked by my mom is also very irresistible! Kinda miss those good old days when I can eat like a dinosaur and still remain slim… From now onwards, I have to control my diet, I do not want myself to look like an INFLATED balloon!


2 Responses to “weight loss & weight gain”

  1. 1 sc June 27, 2006 at 9:20 am

    hey.. din know kg\’s so courageous.. haha

  2. 2 Poh Tee August 26, 2006 at 1:26 pm

    haha… luckily u are back to normal again…

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