As I have mentioned, I have been reading a lot lately. I'm not really big on writing book reviews, but this one has stuck with me and I wanted to share my thoughts on it.
It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell (who is also a food blogger) was on a list of books my friend Ashley posted that she wanted to read. I thought it sounded like a good read too, so I checked it out from my library. Let me tell you, this really resonated with me. While my childhood wasn't exactly the same, there are many similarities. The loneliness; the wishing I was a member of my aunt and uncle's family and realizing that no matter how well they treat me, I'm not their child; the realization of being a burden to your friends' parents and then taking pity on you because of your home situation. The feeling of when it was time to get a prom dress and nothing fitting but the giant, most ill-fitted dress at the bridal shop. The realization that while your friends eat with you, you eat twice as much, if not more in the same time they eat one thing; the secret and not so secret binges. I can so so relate.
As many of you know, I lost 50 pounds ten years ago this spring and managed to keep it off until my son was born when I gained 40 pounds back. I am still on my weight loss journey and am using Andie's 135 pound loss as motivation. While there were some things I am curious about - what happened to her brother? - I really enjoyed this overall.
I encourage you to give it a shot. You might find some inspiration too!
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