Having been overweight for a good portion of my life, I discovered that carrying the weight, burdens, and crosses of others was what was adding the pounds to my otherwise beautiful body.  No longer taking on this role of weight bearer for so many people, the weight has simply dropped off.  Of course, changing my relationship with food and what and how much I ate was a must, but I found the journey life changing, fun, and one marvelous adventure.  I have a body now that I love and cherish along with a soul that is filled with compassion and love for the burdens that others carry.