I used to be 280 lbs. That and I used to have PCOS- Poly cystic ovarian syndrome, hypertension, my blood was all kinds of crazy, I was prediabetic, my skin was in horrible condition, my mood swings were horrific, my self esteem was at an all time low.
I decided to lose weight and gave myself the whole year to do it. Freed myself from lots of anguish and just did it. I lost 100 lbs busting my butt counting calories and exercising. Then I found Atkins. :(
No one else needs to tell me how bad that was....
Sarah, Why did you choose Atkins diet?
It was because the doctor told me I was prediabetic. I had learned myself that refined carbs were bad. I knew there was a difference between refined and carbs like fruit and veggies. I was never scared of fruits and veggies. In fact when I was 14, I knew I wanted to lose weight and I had a thought go through my head " I bet the best diet would to just eat all fruits and veggies, but how can I do that living under their roof?"
I used to escape in my room reading herbal remedy books. The only books my mom had. Then when I was 16 I got a gym membership. I was the ONLY one who had one in the family. Even worse, I was the ONLY one who wanted to lose weight. No support there or from my family EVER. My dad is 6'8 and weighs 400+ lbs. I do not talk to my parents since they are toxic people. There are good reasons why I never want them in my life. When I saw my dad on the train (which btw he has MS) I was stunned. He looked so old. A huge wave came over me, I have got to change my ways before I end up like them.
They abused their bodies with alcohol and abused their kids too. My mother always called me a fat @ss and other mean things. She would pick on me and pinch my fat and smack my face and spit on me and kick me. Once she even locked me in a shed.
I knew that I got up to 280 lbs because I was addicted, just like them. Only drugs and alcohol were not my thing. It was food, and lots of it.
When I was working at the hospital, I had a guy come to me and tell me "Sarah, you are so pretty, but you are too fat" I remember going to Del Taco and buying lots of food and then eating it all really fast. Then I threw it all up.
I was never comfortable with me. A lot of it has to do with what I went through as a kid.
Now I feel like I have gotten the freedom that I needed to move on.
When I met my husband Cody, He told me he had lost about 100 lbs also. That was a great find. I was happy to meet someone that had the same problems I did. It was nice to know that he wanted to continue as well.
I decided to check out gluten free for a sec, which led me down a "rabbit hole" as I call it.
Now we are day 7 raw foods, and tobacco free for about a month. We have removed lots of plastics from our house. heck! We even tried 7 days without electricity!!!
I am so proud of what we have accomplished. I am really ready to move on and let the people know, raw foods really work.
Peace & Pineapples <3