Toi knew the numbers on the scale were increasing, but didn’t realize how much until people at work started making comments.  She didn’t feel confident or sexy anymore.  She drove past the gym twice every day, but struggled to find motivation to actually workout.  “I wanted to work out, but had no energy or motivation to do so,” Toi said.  She scheduled an appointment with her primary care provider.  This appointment revealed early stages of weight-related medical conditions that Toi knew she didn’t want to live with.
At that point, Toi was 208 pounds (at 5’4″ tall).  Her doctor told her to lose 2 pounds a week for 6 months.  At the end of that 6 months, she had only lost 7 pounds, not the 40-60 lbs her doctor told her to lose.  That’s when her doctor dug a little deeper and discovered that Toi was suffering from depression.   “I was depressed and didn’t realize it.  It’s why I couldn’t lose wei