(48 pounds lost)
Its a sad simple story... I was married at 21, at 23 lost a child, at 25 got pregnant again, I had a baby my husband decided to have an affair. It apparently continued after the birth of my son, at the age of one...my husband left us. So for the last 25 years it has been just Joey and myself. I worked nights so my parents could babysit, since I no longer could afford day care. Throughout our divorce, I was threatened to have my house burnt down while I slept, he threatened to lie to the courts about me, or threaten on weekend visitations my son would never return. Stress was an understatement!!
With all of this happening in my life, I became a nervous wreck and an emotional eater...Food made me feel better or so I thought. My son was very active growing up, boy scouts, wrestler, lacrosse goalie...so we were on the run a lot. Fast food became our salvation due to lack of time...it wasn't until April of 2008 ironically the year my son was about to graduate from high school that I decided to join weight watchers....as I started to lose, I started to realize I needed food to live NOT live for food. Over the next 6 years I had lost 93 lbs, joined a gym had a training group and became a gym fanatic, I would go to the gym for 4 hour a day training then work at night and start all over again the next day. It was such an obsession for me I literally burnt myself out.