How I Gained It: I was very uneducated about nutrition and portion sizes. I tried every way to beat the system. I was using food to fill major voids in my life. I let go of my dreams of getting into acting and lost myself in the grind of corporate America. I was sitting at a desk for over eight hours a day and snacking non-stop on junk food. Breakfast would be a massive white chocolate latte and a few bagels, or a breakfast burrito with hash browns. I would then snack on something fattening like a candy bar. Lunch was usually some sort of super-sized fast food combo followed by another high-calorie afternoon snack. Dinner was pizza or another fast food meal topped off by ice cream. I was also a major salt and mayonnaise queen, and doused my food with these condiments on a regular basis. I'm sure I was consuming around 5,000 calories a day. I saw no hope in ever obtaining my dreams.
Breaking Point: At the age of 36, I found myself at 230 pounds, beyond unhappy and very unhealthy. When 2010 came around, I made a pledge to myself to start concentrating on the things I wanted in life instead of the things I didn't want.