“Diets Made Me Fat” is about a mental and physical journey to a successful weight loss.
The problem with excuses is they keep you from achieving your goal. I had all the excuses in the world not to lose weight and I let them hold me back. A big part of over eating for me was depression. I had suffered numerous traumas. I’d been sexually assaulted at gun point, been held captive by a deeply disturbed man, I fell into a cycle of getting involved with emotionally abusive men and I had suffered a serious back injury which rendered me unable to walk or function unassisted for nearly a year. If anyone had a good excuse to gain weight and feel sorry for themselves, it was I. And not only did I allow these things to be the reason for my overeating, I allowed them to break me down. I was in a dark place for so many years and I never realized the damage I was doing. Weight gain for me was not just a matter of eating and being lazy. It was a reaction to events in my life that I allowed to break me down. I had no self esteem and even less confidence. Food was my friend, my comfort.