“I made the decision that my life wasn’t worth living anymore. I swallowed 30 of my husbands sleeping pills and went to bed. I really thought it was the end.”
“I lost my uncle September 1st 2014, the man that raised me and took care of me and whom I’ve considered my dad. Two weeks later my husband told me he was filing for divorce. In a very depressed state I made the decision that my life wasn’t worth living anymore. I swallowed 30 of my husbands sleeping pills and went to bed. I really thought it was the end.
I woke up 2 hours later in a panic state and was able to call my own ambulance. While in the hospital I realized something had to change.I went to see a therapist after being released from the hospital, it wasn’t long after that I realized that while I was unhappy with my current situation I had been battling years and years of depression from my weight. I decided I needed to make a change.
10/01/2014 I decided I would start watching what I ate, I started slow. I counted calories and cut out soda and was amazed at the changes I was not only seeing on the scale but in my life.I still am continuing to diet, I’m down 98 lbs currently. For me the biggest change hasn’t been my weight though it’s been the internal changes. I’ve finally found my self worth, I’ve found that because I was given a second chance I need to make it worth it.
I am still currently going through my divorce and while painful still sometimes I always keep in my mind that without such a big painful change in my life I wouldn’t be where I am today. I imagine how proud my uncle would be of me, taking control of my life and making the decision to be happy and to live it to the absolute fullest. He’s what keeps me going.” -Cassie