FORGOTTENQUILL

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In April 2009, I was a morbidly obese food addict who had broken one of my own unforgivable rules: don't let ignorance control you. It's not bliss; it's just ignorance. As a result, I'd climbed to 290 pounds before the veil finally shattered and I saw myself for what I was: addicted.

I blame no one: not parents, friends, my hobbies, the media or society in general for my actions. The years of repeated (in)actions were mine and the consequences equally so. If I wanted to change, I had to make changes. If I wanted results, I had to reevaluate everything I'd ever known as "right." It's not easy to look yourself in the face and admit you've been wrong...about so many things.

Now, though the memories of my addiction still whisper, I no longer carry the weight of being a statistic. I've shed the obesity. I've discarded the binges. And, more than anything, I'm no longer ignorant of my plight--I recognize the challenges, address my weaknesses, utilize my strengths and continually build my knowledge.

The addict is dead, but the addiction lives on.

I understand now that there is no rest. I will face this conflict daily, and I face it gladly because only I can fight my battles and expect to see meaningful victory.

All the best.


Member Since: 11/10/2009

My Goals:
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To attain a "normal" weight (160) and control my food addiction.


My Program:
Calorie counting and exercise (strength training and kick boxing).



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A 29-year-old from Houston with a passion for the written word.


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