This is an amazing and beautifully written post about emotional eating and Sherry’s journey from being overweight to being healthy. She goes into a lot of detail here, and it’s really inspirational. A lot of us will find similarities between her story and our own. I hope it inspires you as she inspires me every day.
Back in September 2015 when E.J. and I started to change our eating habits, we did a lot of soul searching. What makes us eat what we eat? What do we crave and why? Can we really change, or are we just wired to do what we do?
Though E.J. and I were both very overweight, we took very different paths to get there. E.J. had grown up thin and healthy – an avid bike rider and swimmer, and eventually a super-fit Marine. His weight gain started once the kids were born, and I honestly think the sleep deprivation, the stress of his difficult marriage (pre-Sherry), the financial burdens of a young family, and the sudden switch from an active Military life to a Corporate desk job were the biggest contributers to his weight gain. When you have a family, your personal needs often take a back seat to everything…
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