Before the program I struggled with my weight basically my whole life. I grew up being a pretty chubby kid and was teased for it by my family and other people who were just joking around and well meaning, but I’d really taken that teasing to heart.
I created the story for myself that I was a chubby person and that I would always be a chubby person. I used that story and punished myself for years to try and lose weight and I tried any type of diet imaginable, cutting out carbs, doing the Atkins things, doing South Beach, working out incessantly. I even tried the lemonade and cayenne pepper cleanse and the hormone drops where you eat 500 calories a day and take these drops. And I actually did succeed in losing about 40 pounds one time but over the course of about 6 years I gained all of that back plus 30 pounds.