From 500lbs To Fit And Fabulous!!!

My story is a story of determination, overcoming life’s tragedies, strength of the human spirit and using the terrible things that happen to us as motivation to change. I am a mom, business partner, and friend. I have overcome significant obstacles to achieve my dream of helping people. I found myself in an abusive relationship that threatened my very life. I found my only solace, from the daily beatings I received in food. I found my salvation through overeating and developed an addiction to food. Living in a homeless in a battered women’s shelter, I began by taking control. At my heaviest, I weighed nearly 500 lbs. I have transformed my mind, body, and spirit. In the past 5 years, I have become an advocate for ending Domestic Violence. I share my story of survival to all of those who will listen: abusers and survivors alike. It is only when I am with her Job Corps students or training my Bluepoint Group clients that I understand my true purpose in life. I tell my story in hopes of inspiring a young person to persevere through life’s challenges, and the obese that ANYTHING is possible. My goal everyday is to inspire one person to live a healthier lifestyle.
abarnes11 abarnes11
36-40, F
May 5, 2012