If anyone is still in doubt that food addiction is every bit as real as drug and alcohol addiction, they need look no further than to Charity.
After a lifetime of overeating, Charity now tips the scales at almost 800Lbs. She suffers from flesh-eating bacteria and butterfly shaped fat deposits, and is unable to function without help from her family.
Charity only knows life as an obese person. Growing up in an abusive home, she overate and was overweight by age 5. At 19, she had her daughter Charly, who cares for her along with Charity’s boyfriend.
Not surprisingly, Charity is terrified that if she doesn’t get a grip on her food addiction it will result in her premature death—however, she admits, that just like many other addicts, she feels powerless to stop her destructive and potentially deadly behavior.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s going to take my life, it doesn’t matter if its the wrong thing to do….at the time it feels like that’s the only choice,” she explains. “It doesn’t even feel like me, it feels like something has taken over me…like I really have to have it.”
Meanwhile, Charly is also terrified her mom is going to die, and says that Charity has admitted to suicidal thoughts in the past.
“I think my mom gave up on herself,” she says. “I’ve seen my mom go down to the point where she’s told us, ‘I don’t want to live anymore.’ For a while she was barely hanging on for me and Tony.”
“I think it would break Charly’s heart if she were to find me dead one day, and that’s a big fear that I have,” Charity admits. “I don’t want her to follow in my footsteps, I don’t want her to be anything like me.
“I always thought that I raised her really good and then I look at her and think, ‘but you taught her all your bad habits.’ I feel like I’ve failed so much—I failed Charly, I failed my mom….my mom has brain cancer…I should have been there while she was going through her radiation. A big part of why I want to lose the weight is so I can go and see her.
“I just feel like I’m a disappointment to everybody….that I failed everybody, and I know that if I don’t get help now, I’m not going to make it. I know I’m going to die.”
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