I was never sporty or athletic growing up and as soon as I hit my early teens, I started packing on the pounds. For 15 years, I struggled with my weight and body image.
At my highest weight I was almost 200lbs with an eating disorder, trying every fad diet that was just causing me to keep gaining. Food was my enemy and exercise was my punishment. My relationship with my body and with food was so horrible I would get anxiety before a family dinner or event - worried about if I could eat anything and then be stressed if I did.