Sharon Cuneta speaks on weight gain, going through midlife crisis

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Thursday, August 21, 2014


MEGASTAR Sharon Cuneta said she is going through tough time now and bared her heart and soul on personal disappointments and her battle with weight gain.

In a lengthy Facebook post, the 48-year-old actress opened up about being fat and admitted that she is going through mid-life crisis.

Sharon wrote that she "let myself go and allowed myself to get fat and stay fat". She became complacent and lost faith on herself.

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"I was going through a mid-life crisis, the effects of which I could never have foreseen. My reaction to it was awful; I became rebellious because I hated myself for the way I looked and the time I continued to waste by not focusing and working on bettering my own person."

"It was I who let myself become affected by the fact that I had turned 40, not my public."

The actress recalled that when she turned 40, she felt the drastic changes in her life. She knew these changes are inevitable but she chose to ignore them.

"It was that I had allowed myself to become fat. I feel that I had lost that 'hunger' to be on top of my industry, maybe because I finally had a peaceful home and a loving family and focused on my children so much. And so I suffered the consequences of failing to treasure and take care of all that God had blessed me with with regard to my career. It IS my fault, my friends. I am only human."

"I just felt worse and worse about myself. I was not "me." I hit mid-life and didn't know how to deal with it. I was lost. And then when I got used to it, I saw what had changed around me."

Cuneta said she tried to cope with bad situations and disappointments by working non-stop. But at the end of the day, it's not making her happy and said she felt worse for herself.

"So this became a vicious cycle. Ignoring that I had gained so much weight and therefore had limited myself to certain movie roles when there was so much more I wanted to do... And forgetting that as I was doing all this, time was passing me by."

After baring her soul to friends and followers, the actress thanked everyone who stuck with her through thick and thin.

The actress said she is working towards her better self.

"I am going through one of the lowest times of my life and career, and it is to a great extent by my own doing. But I also HAVE bumped into certain people who made this journey much more difficult, too. Nevertheless, I humble myself and still praise God for everything He has ever blessed me and my loved ones with. I thank God for people who love me, like you." (Sunnex)

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