Goodreads Synopsis: On her twentieth birthday, Andie Mitchell stepped on the scale and discovered that she weighed nearly 300 pounds. At 5′ 9″–even knowing that she was big and hating herself for it–she was stunned. How had she gotten there? Without following wild diet trends, she lost 135 pounds over thirteen months and has kept it off for six years.
It Was Me All Along shares the at times heartbreaking, yet ultimately uplifting and motivating, story of how Andie kicked her habit of binge eating, which she developed during a traumatic childhood, and developed a healthy relationship with food, which she still loves to cook and enjoy.
My Thoughts: In this memoir, Andie Mitchell shares her story of her weight loss and how she deals with her obsession with food. I was eager to read this as I’ve struggled with my weight since Junior High School. Unfortunately, it was a bit difficult for me to relate to her, as she described herself as having many friends and having fairly normal social life as a teenager. I was a recluse as a teenager and never wanted to step out socially because of fear of ridicule for how I looked. I realize that every person’s story is different, and I appreciate her story, but it wasn’t relatable to me. I was also very turned off by one moment in the book, where the author seems extremely selfish in one of her decisions.
Overall, I enjoyed the story and found it inspiring to see how the author lost so much weight. There are several helpful tidbits in the emotional battle of weight loss that really made sense to me. It was an easy read, as well as enjoyable.
I received this book from the publisher and Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.