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Did You Set Out To Put On Weight?

No matter why you put on weight, we want to hear your story.

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Inspiring stories about how people lost weight are everywhere.

But you don't always hear stories about people's journeys to gain weight.

And that's why we want to hear yours.

Maybe you wanted to put on weight as part of recovery.

Maybe from illness, injury, an eating disorder, or anything else.
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Maybe from illness, injury, an eating disorder, or anything else.

Or maybe you had a body composition goal that required you to put on some weight.

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Or maybe you gained as part of a decision to stop trying to lose weight.

And you're fine with it.
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And you're fine with it.

So, tell us how you did it.

If you changed up your diet and the way you eat, we want to know.

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If you started, changed, or ended an exercise routine, we want to hear that, too.

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And any other lifestyle changes that were part of putting on weight? Tell us about them.

Whether it had to do with your mental health (journaling, therapy, meditation, etc.), sleep habits, relationships, literally everything!
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Whether it had to do with your mental health (journaling, therapy, meditation, etc.), sleep habits, relationships, literally everything!

Tell us: How did you go about putting on weight and what was the journey like?

Whether you put on a few pounds or lots, or some amount in between, we want to hear about it. We want to know how you went about it — including changes to your fitness, diet, recovery, sleep, and any other lifestyle factors. The more details you share (include photos!) the more likely it is we’ll profile you in a future post.

Email healthstories@buzzfeed.com with your story for a chance to be featured in a future BuzzFeed post.