the story you won’t run
My story is a sad one, so I doubt it will make it to your show. I have lost approx 70+ pounds in about 6 months due to a combination of depression and stress.It started when I married my husband,and my (then) 15 year old daughter refused to see him as an authority figure and began to cause lots of problems. Things got worse when my husband lost his job because he is sick and was unable to fulfill his duties at work. I was a housewife with a hobby of making jewelry that has now turned into a small business that has me working around the clock and has barely kept our utilities on, we are facing foreclosure on our house, because we simply cannot pay the mortgage. Meanwhile, my now 17 year old daughter is still going through her rebellious stage and was rarely at home. This led to me getting depressed and simply not having the desire to cook meals. My husband has lost 40+ lbs also. He lost his weight because I stopped cooking, but he would eat a tv dinner or a bowl of cereal or something, I simply lost interest in food all together. I would force myself to eat a cookie or a few bites of a candy bar or at least drink a pepsi to keep my sugar level up so I didn’t collapse, but I rarely ate more than that. I am now getting help with my depression and my daughter is showing remarkable improvements, she has spent over a month in a mental hospital learning how to deal with having a new stepfather and learning to respect me for the first time in her life. My little jewelry business is picking up, but we are in serious financial trouble. My husband suffers from Intercostal Neuralgia and PTSD from being in the military and is unable to work, he was refused unemployment and does not qualify for disability benefits, so it’s up to me keep my family going, and it’s overwhelming me. I posted before and after pictures on facebook and my friends have encouraged me to enter your contest, but I don’t feel as if I can inspire anyone, I’ve lost this weight in the most unhealthy way I can imagine, but my friends say, you can’t deny the results.
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