I’m pretty standard when it comes to any struggle over food or weight, or at least I was until a few years ago. Most women in America seem to start wishing for thinner when they become a tween and I was no exception. I was willing to starve myself, eat just cheese for a day, and consume a lot of grapefruits if I could stay rail thin.
Exercise came and went, depending on how much focus I could stir up at any given time. However, those all turned out to be temporary fixes and the older I got the harder it was to quickly fix anything.
Then, after a few bouts with cancer starting in 2009 that left me sidelined I started eating compulsively and often until the weight had become a serious issue.
Frankly, I didn’t see it that way but looking back I can see the doctors all thought I should pay a little more attention. Nothing worked for long, and I tried all of the usual suspects and parted with a lot of well-earned money trying to find my own solution. However, last December I added in a spiritual component with the help of friends and just seven months later I’ve lost 55 pounds and without the struggle. More on that tomorrow, talk to you later.