About 4 years ago I needed 4 stints to open clogged arteries. After the procedure I expected to have a boost of energy but because I was carrying around an extra 40 + pounds I found myself unable to continue riding the engine as a volunteer Fire Fighter. Now, 4 years later I have lost about 30 of those extra pounds and given myself an extra hour + of sleep nightly and I am back riding Truck 57 in Indialantic Florida. At 72, I am no longer an active Fire Fighter but as Chaplain of our department I am allowed to ride on calls when we are toned.
If you notice my picture on this post I was very heavy at the time the picture was taken: at least 30 pounds heavier than my current weight (quite a porker)!!!
I am finally learning that for me to be rid of my obsession with food requires a change in my thinking. I have discovered there are more important things to think about like family and serving in the Fire Service. I am also discovering that overcoming a food addiction is very much a spiritual challenge and that God is helping me to do what I am unable to do by myself.