The greatest revenge


Alvina Rayne of  Philadelphia  was unhappily overweight for most of her life. The 32-year-old would try to eat away feelings of emptiness inside; food was always there for her when she needed it. But this pattern rapidly turned into an unhealthy circle: whenever she felt bad, she ate and whenever she ate, she felt bad.

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At her heaviest, she weighed nearly 250 lbs. She was miserable.

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She always tried to put on a happy face, but inside she was feeling awful about herself, which led her into several unhealthy relationships. Her last boyfriend regularly called her a "fat pig" and "disgusting." Alvina's solution? She tried to eat away the pain he caused. She would eat 5,000 calories a day — more than double the recommended amount.

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She eventually started to develop real health problems.

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She would lose her breath while climbing stairs, she was having a hard time sleeping, and she was showing early signs of diabetes. But she just couldn't seem to break the cycle.

She said, "I wasn't ever hungry, because I constantly ate. And every time I ate, I wouldn't stop until I was completely stuffed. I had such an unhealthy relationship with fast food." At some point, she had to start buying her clothes in the men's department, because women's sizes wouldn't fit anymore.

Finally, she realized something had  to change.

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In 2009, Alvina turned 25 and she decided to turn her life around. She broke up with her boyfriend, started eating healthier, and began a work-out program. She tried cutting carbs from her diet and quickly began seeing results.



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