From The Beginning, My Relationship With Food Wasn't Healthy
In elementary school, I was never a part of the "in crowd", and spent most of my days dreading going to school because I was constantly made fun of. I started to gain weight. Come my high school days, I remember my dad saying "A moment on the lips, forever on the hips". I know he meant well, but that stuck with me for years. I was young and we've been told as young women that the way to lose weight is to just eat less and do more cardio. That's all I knew as a teen. I would do cardio in my basement at home and eat next to nothing.
After high school I met my husband. We would go out to eat all the time, and slowly the weight started to creep back up. I didn't even notice at first. We moved across the country, and I was suddenly a young woman in a management position with a company that took full advantage of my work ethic. Needless to say, the stress piled up and so did the weight. We got married a few years later and decided to start a family.