Tipping the scales at a staggering 345 pounds, Tracy Ryan of Fort Myers, Florida, had reached a dangerous stage in her personal battle with overeating. For as long as she could remember, she had been trapped by a habit of seeking happiness through food. In this way, she had succumbed to an unhealthy addiction that was slowly killing her.
Classified as “morbidly obese,” Ryan was likely to be plagued by major health problems. Indeed, as she was falling into the high-risk categories for heart disease, diabetes and even cancer, she faced a steep decline in wellbeing. Plus, her self-esteem was at an all-time low.