I can really relate to your story, Leanna. I lost my Dad on Feb. 17 of 2007, and it was as if my world had come to an end. Thankfully my faith, along with the comfort and support of some very dear friends got me through that sad and terrible time. But it was the most devastating thing that I have ever had to deal with.
I struggled with low self-esteem for a long time. I had been raped at the age of 17 and it took years to get over it. During this time, my weight, which had always been a little bit of a problem, seemed to explode. I never even told anyone about the incident until 3 years after it had happened.
Today, at the age of almost 43, I can honestly say that I am a completely different person. There have been many transformations in my life and today I am a happy and very positive person who has value. Truth is, I always did, but I just couldn't see it.
And yes, things do happen for a reason, and I am thankful for everything that has happened in my life, even the bad things, because everything that I have passed through has made me the person that I am today!
| current weight: 139.0