Roxanne Merson is 29 years old, 5 feet 3 inches tall, and currently weighs 130 pounds. In 2013, after struggling with weight for her entire life, she was inspired to count calories and log her food after reading a post on Reddit. This is her weight loss story.
The turning point
I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t struggle with my weight. I was an overweight child, and that followed me into my teen years and adulthood. When I was 4 years old, my father passed away unexpectedly, and from that moment on, my whole world turned upside down. Food was the only constant in my life. I was a secret eater and never wanted anyone to know how much I was actually consuming. I was ashamed of my eating habits and my weight, but I didn’t know how to change it.
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