You see, I was that woman too.
Several years ago, I was 40 pounds overweight; in a well-paying, a high-stress corporate career that required me to travel - a lot; and in a deeply emotionally draining, toxic marriage.
The weight gain was a result of all the anxiety, stress and sadness that I was experiencing. It got so bad, I started to feel disgusted and disappointed with myself. Having years of experience in the mental health and public health field, I knew I was slipping into a very dark place.