Hi, i am Maggie but my heifer name is MOOOOGGIE!!! I am a Food Addict!!! The struggle is real. Every day I wake up thinking (obsessing) about food. I go to bed thinking about breakfast. I guess I have always struggled with food ever since I can remember. At my FATTEST I was nearly 300 pounds. Being 5 ft tall that was a lot of weight... a MD told me i was morbidly obese. So my story goes a lil somethin' like this..... I woke up oeday in 2005, looked in the mirror and was so digusted by my appearence I vomited. That day I made a lie choice to "get better." I started making life decisions from that moment on. Hired a personal trainer who was a freaking miracle worker!!! The day I met with her- seriously like changing. She told me to get real with myself, & had to love myself or I was going to fail with my weight issues. She then told me, go home look yourself in the mirror and say " I LOVE YOU". HAHAHA no biggie right?! She told me until I do that do not come back to her because she did not want to waste my time or money. It took me about a week to do this & to really get real with myself. The day I really looked at myself and said "I LOVE YOU"...was a breaking point. I mean I cried, hysterically. I needed a hose to get the blurbbering snot off of me. I then went to my trainer & she said, "Are you ready for a life change & not just weight loos?" I said , "yes!". During those next 26 months it was a crazy crazy crazy rollercoaster. I had to keep a food diary of EVERYTHING injested. Seriously... I was intaking about 6000 calories a day. So, we slowly made changes to my intake. #1- give up Dr.Pepper. That about caused a nervous breakdown!! #2- no fast food. #3- get your butt moving. I lost 30 lbs in 6 months. Next, I starting eating the samething every single day... YEP you herd me. THE SAME FOOD EVERY DAY!!! Chicken for breakfast with brown rice, Chicken (or other meat) for lunch, and a salad with some kind of protein for dinner. If I had to eat it was limited to berries, nuts, or protien smoothie. I went to the gym 6 days a week 4 of those days 2 times a day. I did this for 18 months. I fell off the food wagon a few times. Everyone wanted to know my secret for losing weight... Here it is---- I am an emotional eater. I had to find out what food I was eating, when, why & then deal with the issue/person linked to the junk food. For instance, the heavier the food- pizza I was empty/lonely. Crunchy food I was angry. It was sosososooo hard. However, it worked. I lost a lot of weight I got down to 126 lbs!!! In 2010 I met my goal weight, and my lifestyle change. I got a divorce, quit my job of 9 1/2 years, and packed my car up drove from to Seattle to Phoenix!!! All of that happened in 3 weeks. Today I weigh about 150. I would love to be 138 but I am working on some new issues. A little more about me- I am 42 soon 43, I love the color PINK, I married my high school sweetheart, have a son with high functioning autism, work in the medial field, and I am still a food addict. I am truly a HEIFER!!!