How I Gained It: I was heavy as a child, and I was overweight all through high school and college. In my family, showing love was to just let the kids eat whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted. I ate out at least twice a day, every day. It was normal for me to go through several pints of ice cream in a week and two to three sodas a day. I didn't know anything about portion sizes. I hardly ever drank water.
Breaking Point: When my doctor told me that I had gained another nine pounds in a matter of months, enough was enough. She gave me some diet pills, but they made me feel awful. I pitched them in the trash and bought a gym membership instead.