No Longer Trapped In My Own Body-Shape Fit Weight Loss Story
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I wasn’t always overweight. While in high school, I weighed 140 pounds and was an athlete. I played basketball, volleyball, ran track, was a cheerleader and in my senior year was voted Homecoming Queen. My struggle with my weight started shortly after walking across that graduation stage and into the pressures of adulthood. Little did my high school friends know that their classmate would be facing health problems related to a combination of unhealthy choices and a sedentary lifestyle.
My back, neck, and knees hurt, and my thighs rubbed together raw more times than I care to remember.
I was out of control with my eating habits. I remember standing up in my kitchen and eating a sandwich and a bag of chips while cooking dinner that I would soon eat in less than an hour. I was eating while preparing to eat.
After a wake up call visit at my doctor’s office, I finally faced the unhealthy relationship I had developed with food. I came to the realization that I wasn’t only eating when I was hungry, but rather, when I was hurting.