About Stephanie Althea
Prior to my transformation, my lifestyle was shameful, and a reflection of how I felt about myself. I was stuck in a cycle of emotional eating; stuffing my face, feeling guilty about it, and stuffing it some more to quiet the guilt, feeling guilty about that, and just giving up. I didn't take care of my appearance not only by weight, but by clothing and style choices, too. I did absolutely nothing with my free time - I would (sometimes) go to school for the day, then head straight home and open the fridge, the beginning of an entire evening routine of bingeing and watching television.
As soon as I knew what I should be putting in my body and why, the pounds just flew off! When I started bodybuilding, I used a few diet plans that coincided with the knowledge I'd picked up from Fat Wars, and that's how my first contest preparation happened!
Your life right now - are you happy? Can you stand to live exactly as you are, with no change to your day-to-day life for the next 40, 50, or 60 years? It's your life, and you are the only person who can change it. I am living proof that it is possible, "genetics" is not a valid excuse, and that you can make it into the dream life that you wish you had! Your mom was right when she said you can grow up to be anything you want! Don't get depressed and give up! Get mad and fight for it!