SW: 530+ | CW: ~312 | Time: ~4 years | Surgeries: None
I was sexually abused and/or assaulted as a toddler, as a pre-pubescent by my mother, and as an alcoholic chain-smoking teenager. I’ve been through stockholm syndrome twice, and I’m only 27 years old. My entire family abandoned me, and I only stopped cutting a little over a year ago. I have borderline personality disorder, depression, ptsd, anxiety, social anxiety, and arrested development. My life has gone pretty wrong, and I turned to food (compulsive over-eating) to cope. It was part of my daily routine to have a large meat lovers pizza, a large order of breadsticks, and a large sundae as a snack - a very small part of my routine, which all revolved around food.
When I was 14, I met the man who is now my husband. He’s helped me to turn my life around, and with a lot of hard work I’ve managed to drop over 230 pounds in the last 4 years. I say “over 230” because in actuality, I don’t know how big I started. The digital scales topped at out 530, and they read “Error” when I stepped on because I was too heavy for them to read.
So here I am, and I’m still turning my life around one day at a time, in the face of a whole lot of adversity. You can, too. Never, ever sell yourself short. Never feel like you don’t deserve it.