For Erika and Hayley, their weight loss success was tied to ending their toxic relationships. After dropping their verbally abusive men, they both were able to get rid of their extra pounds.
Erika says that she was verbally abused by her partner and says he would repeatedly fat-shame her, which led her to stress-eat. Her weight caused her to have a slew of health problems including severe sleep apnea, which made her feel drowsy all day and she began falling asleep at work. This caused her to lose her job, car and her home and she was forced to move back in with her parents.
"That was rock bottom. I had lost everything. I had nothing. At that point, I felt my weakest and so I knew I had to change for myself and my kids," she says.
In addition to dropping her ex, she dropped 221 pounds through healthy eating and exercise. Now, that she has ended her unhealthy relationship, she has been able to stop the emotional binge eating and is now a marathon runner. She says that her first 50 pounds were lost at home by simply dancing in her living room.
Hayley says she was also fat-shamed by her ex, but she was able to shed that relationship along with an impressive 80 pounds. She explains that after she says she was verbally abused by her ex that she took on the negative things that were being said about her. Now, after correcting some of her self-image issues, she shares that she is in a new loving relationship with someone who loves her for who she is.
Clinical psychologist Dr. Judy Ho explains that something even as simple as altering a negative thought can change one's behavior. She tells Erika and Hayley that saying a simple daily affirmation to yourself can help you start down a better path and possibly stop you from repeating unhealthy behaviors.
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