Conquering Childhood OBESITY: DDR
After suffering the loss and PTSD of my brother Zachary Prince, I realized at a young age how life was going to be taken from me potentially ANY day following. I ran for the furthest horizon point and this started to occur around 13 years of age. I was eating McDonalds and other constant unhealthy foods in massive proportions. One example would be me in a food fair with 4-piece super sized KFC meal right with a DQ dessert after…. OR at Earls getting dry ribs, chicken tenders and fries with a sundae all at one time. I was a emotional and binge eater as well as a image dysmorphic young man. I had to retrain my brain from being an emotional eater to the point where I ate food so much and so fast that I would either regurgitate it OR go the other route and starve myself, count 1200 calories a day and chew gum nonstop to trick my system of hunger deprivation.
True Identity honestly began when I lost 40 pounds through 6 months of intensive cardio via Dance Dance Revolution and Running. Then there was the dietary shifting and overall adolescence with me growing 5’2-5’10 over several years. This progressed into further editing on my health and nutrition and finding Yoga at 16, then starting daily Yoga at 18 to present days.
I started DDR in Playdium at Metrotown i the 90s and could live there ALL day long if it were still a reality… well at least there GameWorks in the States!
One day I will revive my hobby of DDR and rhythm based video games. It’s on my Joy Practice list for 2014.
Hope you enjoy it!