My name is Jolene (or Jo for short) and I am 31 years old. I have been overweight for the majority of my life. I think I recall a time in 2nd grade where I had a flat stomach. I was never a “fat” girl or actually overweight as a child, but I was strong and tall. I was never skinny like the other girls except when I was very young. But I was bigger than everyone else because of my height. That lead to a lot of bullying from other girls and boys and this spiraled into an eating problem.
I never had one before but food became my comfort after being bullied day in and out by other children. I didn’t want to play with the kids because I knew eventually they would start harassing me because of my weight, which they always did. I developed a weight problem after this and it seemed too late by the time I was an adult. I got used to being big and overweight and was used to going into stores and not being able to fit anything. I felt uncomfortable at all times and was never able to enjoy going dress or clothing shopping like my friends.
I didn’t even kiss a boy until I was 17 years old and I think this was largely because of my weight. No one was interested in me at school and it killed me when guys I knew liked me would go for skinnier more popular girls. It always boiled down to which girl had the better body. Not the girl with the killer sense of humor.
Years went by and eventually I reached an all time high of 215 pounds on my 5’9 frame. My ideal weight is around 170. I always had family and friends comment on my weight and how “beautiful” I would be if I lost weight. I didn’t know if they were trying to compliment or insult me but either way it didn’t feel good. Eventually I started taking Skinny Fiber after a friend had lost weight with it and I didn’t expect in my wildest dreams that the pills would work. But they did, and I started losing more weight than I ever had lost in my life. I remember celebrating when I was under 200 pounds. And pretty soon I hit 190. I still have about 10 pounds to reach my goal weight but I know that I will get there with this product. It truly has changed my life.