2020 Struggles + New Year's Resolution


Happy New Year, Everyone! 2020 has been a crazy ride. Despite the challenges we are facing because of the pandemic, I also had some personal ones I needed to work and focus on in the past few months. 


I just want to be honest here on my blog. I struggled with the other side of weight management. People always talk about the struggles of losing weight, but the problems of gaining weight or being underweight aren't always discussed in the media. Some may even say "sana all" but that's not always the case. What I experienced helped me get to know myself more and made me realize that you really have to put in the effort if you want to reach your goals. 


When I came home from Thailand last year, my weight was 50kg. After a few months, I started losing weight and became 47kg. This year was the hardest. Even though I was just at home and eating home-cooked meals, I still constantly lose weight until it bothered me a lot. I knew that if I lose more weight, I will be underweight and that's a problem for me since I'm really trying to strengthen my immune system, especially during these trying times. I became so stressed and studied some ways on how to gain more weight. At that time, I was playing tennis almost every day, occasionally run in the morning/evening, and occasionally workout too. I still felt like I was doing something wrong. 


And then I hit 43kg. It worried me A LOT because 43kg meant I was underweight and I felt unhealthy. I ate more, reduced my exercise time, and used the MyFitnessPal app to help me with my meals. It was a constant battle as I was struggling to understand why I wasn't gaining weight. After several days of trying hard, I started to gain weight and wasn't underweight anymore. It was so fulfilling. It's still hard to gain some weight but that's something that I really want to work on this 2021. I am studying more about my situation and I hope that this year, I'll be able to hit my 50 kg and focus on my fitness goals.  


This experience helped me understand other people more. Sometimes, we are easy to comment on other people's bodies but we never really know what they are going through. There are times in the past few months when people would give comments like: "You are so thin" or "you have to gain some weight" without knowing that I was actually struggling to gain weight. But that's fine. 

Cheers to a new year and may your goals be fulfilled! If you have some suggestions or advice, please let me know! Thank you.

18 comments

  1. We are proud of you Jasmine! ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you so much, Hazel! <3

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  2. We support you Jasss!���� We love you and keep doing what you like. Happy New Year�� 사랑해요 ��

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    1. Thank you so much, JoyJoy! <3 Love you!!!

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  3. Eat more darling....lessen your physical activities.

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  4. Thank you for sharing.Happy New Year.Love you and miss.

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  5. Thanks for your honest post Jasmine. It’s not often that you hear about people losing weight without wanting to so I think this will help to raise more awareness.

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  6. I am glad to hear that you are back on track with your weight. I have a friend struggling with a similar problem, every time he stops exercising or eats a 'normal to him' amount, he loses weight. It's as big a struggle as the other way round.

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  7. Thank you for opening up and sharing this with us. It's so important to recognize that there are struggles on both ends of the spectrum - weight-related struggles aren't strictly experienced by the overweight. I am glad to hear that you have been making progress. Congratulations! I hope that 2021 brings you more success in your efforts.

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  8. Happy new year Jasmine! I hope you reach your target weight soon! And you're so right, we really need to be more empathetic and not make loose comments without knowing someone's situation.

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  9. Happy New Year and all the best for 2021. Thanks for being authentic, real and vulnerable. Society can be judgmental at times and the media shows us what is beauty how to define it. In 2021 we need hope, faith, love, kindness, empathy and compassion. Keep the good fight and do not be judged just by your weight

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  10. I struggle with loosing weight and to be honest never really thought about the other side. Your article really made me more aware of people in your situation and the importance of being sensitive to both sides.

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  11. Happy New Year! I hope that this year brings you happiness, and I hope that you're able to better deal with the issues you mentioned above. Sending positive vibes your way. Much love.

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  12. I am so proud of you for sharing this, Jasmine! Being underweight comes with a host of issues that are completely different from being overweight. You talked about a big one, your immune system. Which with Covid, is a really scary issue! The problem is that it isn't often talked about. Most people just say "eat more" or that you're lucky to be so skinny. But it isn't that simple, and I don't think people realize that. Which is why I'm so glad you shared this and brought more attention to it.

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  13. Thank you for sharing. 2020 was a very important lesson to me. I have learnt a lot about what my priorities are.

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  14. My brother shares a similar experience, he tries his best to gain weight but no matter what he does or how much he eats he never seems to put on anything. I wish you the best of luck on your journey and thank you for sharing this.

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  15. I too have being losing weight lately and it reached a point of worry for me very similar to you. But with similar measures by analyzing the reasons I am now gaining weight again. I feel much relaxed now. Hope this new year brings more peace for all of us.

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