My struggle to overcome my issues with weight was a physical manifestation of what was going on within. As an emotional eater and overthinker, my weight increased in response to a decrease in my happiness and satisfaction. Ultimately, it became a cycle. As the scale went up, so did my dissatisfaction and disappointment.
I was in denial and desperately tried to convince myself that I was ok with the way I was. I wasn’t—and it became painfully obvious as my self-esteem sustained blow after blow.
With little control and synchronicity of the mental and emotional aspects of my life, my physical fitness and health began to suffer — which only made everything else worse.
Weight is never the whole story.