Overweight and dating
Eight weeks later, both my husband and my best friend were killed in a tragic plane crash.Instead of giving up, I used exercise as my therapy.
Weight-loss tip: I've learned that endorphins are the best anti-depressant of all.Pressured by gym staff to lose copious weight and purchase expensive memberships and personal training packages, I left discouraged and frustrated.Still in need of a solution, I joined a small, unassuming gym in my neighborhood.I gave myself one year to find that person that was screaming inside to come out (I also have to admit that I looked forward to wearing something other than sweatshirts and sweatpants). For me, those fears involved walking into a real running store, buying a pair of real running shoes, and signing up for a marathon training program as a way to meet new people and break out of a rut.I was heading down a dangerous path of self-destruction and it was my U-turn.
But when a casting director told me it wasn't because of my voice or talent but rather weight, I knew something had to change. My reward is usually a City Cakes salted caramel cupcake. As soon as you deny yourself cheat days, that's when you start having cheat Pounds lost: 65Turning point: As an athletic training major in college, I wasn't living by what I was learning.