I was always very active until I moved to the UK to do a Masters course where I completely stopped doing any exercise and started, as any student does, to enjoy my social life.
It wasn’t until I had some health problems and had to go through some really heavy medical treatment that I really lost track of my weight and general health. I got healthy again, in medical terms, but kept some unhealthy habits, like eating what I wanted, drinking a lot and not exercising. I had reached a point where I stopped recognising myself in the mirror.
It is not that I was super over-weight or super unhealthy, because I was going to the gym (once a week) with a personal trainer, but I really wasn’t happy with my lifestyle.