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Epiphany: Why I Was Obese

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I just had an epiphany. I was obese for close to 15 years because I ate to numb the pain. I have fibromyalgia and chronic migraines. Not even prescription pain medicines could numb the pain, but Supersize fast food and lots of sugar numbed it for a while. What I didn't know is that my poor food choices and sedentary lifestyle were actually making the pain worse!

I hope I can succeed at continuing to maintain my healthy weight. I think I can because now when I am in pain, I no longer reach for something sugary or head to the Golden Arches. I know I need endorphins to cope and I choose to get them from exercise.
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  • HOLLYM48
    Good for you. Great choices now. Food is a temporary fix with so many consequences!
    You can do this!
    1202 days ago
    Great blog, and great insights
    1514 days ago
  • BIGDOG18
    1515 days ago
    Congratulations on your epiphany. My mother suffers from fibromyalgia as well. Unless you have it, you cannot begin to imagine the pain - for no reason - that is experienced/endured.

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    1515 days ago
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