Lets go back to as long ago as I can remember……I’ve always been overweight. I am sure that I weighed close to 400 pounds in high school. I was made fun of, laughed at, butt of most jokes. It was the most debilitating and humiliating experience of my life. It still shakes my core when I think about it. Into my adult life, I was always the smart one, career driven, money maker but never had a “real boyfriend” only met men online because I could be whomever I wanted to be and never had to meet them. CATFISH! It all caused me to overeat and love on something that wouldn’t make fun of me or judge – FOOD! It was always there, always satisfying, always forgiving, never judged.
Fast Forward to 2010 (pic on the left), I was a new parent. I weighed 325 pounds. I was sad, depressed, unmotivated, heartbroken, alone, lost – I could go on and on and on. High blood pressure, diabetes, arthirits, joint pain were all apart of my everyday life. It took me years – 1501 days (4 years) to be exact to beat this addiction and TAKE MY LIFE BACK.
How did I beat my addiction? Yes, it is an addiction. Addiction is defined as “the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.”
- First, ADMIT that there is a problem
- Second, GET HELP!
- Third, DO THE WORK!!
Looking forward to sharing this journey with you all. I’ll start with my breakthrough and what made me take control.
I’m sure many can relate to me, I am an open book. I want us to take over lives back and LIVE. Food is here to sustain us not control us. Be mindful. Join me on this journey!!
Highest recorded weight – 325
Current weight – 218