"For the first time in my life, I had to carry my cross and own up to my past because I couldn't self-medicate with food anymore."Stacy said she never understood she was a food addict until she could no longer binge when her emotions were out of control.
Victoria was the big city in my mind." A few months after Jadyn was born, Stacy visited a Victoria physician, hoping to get a prescription for "speeders," or drugs that would reduce appetite and speed up weight loss.
For a moment, the newly thin and brunette Stacy, opened her eyes to scan the faces of her children, Jadyn and Chase, who stood quietly in the prayer circle waiting for a cue.
Stacy's husband, Brett Killian, held his eyes closed.
Instead, she was referred for weight-loss surgery and by the end of the year, she had shed about half her goal weight.
The weight loss made her realize she was losing more than numbers on a scale.