I can’t remember a time in my life that I have legitimately been healthy. There have been times that I have been fit, there have been times that I have been skinnier, but never healthy. I was a vegetarian for a long time but we all know that does not make for a healthy diet on it’s own. Different times I had tried different diets either I just wasn’t ready, or when I thought I was ready my support person, whomever it may have been, would back out, leaving me unmotivated. Despite the factors at hand, I simply didn’t have it in myself to stick to anything.
A couple of years ago, I fell in to depression. I didn’t have a job, due to being fired for my sexuality, I was going through a separation and everything seemed out of control in my life. Unaware, I seemed to turn to food for comfort and I gained a lot of weight. I had gotten up to 215lbs when I realized that I was destroying myself and that I needed to make a change.