Hey, it’s Cody. We’re getting to the end of my story here so just stick with me. There’s a point to all of this.
So like I said before my health wasn’t really a top priority. Gaming took up all my free time so there wasn’t a time I could cook or exercise even if I wanted to. This led to me gaining so much weight even though there was a gym right here in my apartment complex.
I was huffing and puffing just climbing up the stairs to my apartment or from the back room at work to the front desk. It was a bit pathetic really. More than that though, I wasn’t taking care of my hygiene.
When you’re addicted to something, it is all-consuming. This means that once I started playing a game, I couldn’t tear myself away from it. Even getting up to go to the bathroom could take an hour. I would be ready to burst before I’d sprint off for a quick pee. Note: that is not at all healthy for your bladder.
This meant I really didn’t have time to shower more than once a week, and that was only because I had to be around people sometimes and deodorant could only do so much. I shaved my head, so I didn’t have to deal with washing hair, let my beard grow scraggly and patchy. I was a generally unkempt dude, though if I made an effort, I didn’t look too horrible.
Honestly though? I was gross. I mean, I showered once a week and ate nothing but fat and salty foods. I was a wreck.
You’re probably starting to wonder how I managed to free myself from the clutches of addiction. Believe it or not, my family staged an intervention.