It Was Me All Along
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A yet heartbreakingly honest, endearing memoir of incredible weight loss by a young food blogger who battles body image issues and overcomes food addiction to find self-acceptance.
All her life, Andie Mitchell had eaten lustily and mindlessly. Food was her babysitter, her best friend, her confidant, and it provided a refuge from her fractured family. But when she stepped on the scale on her twentieth birthday and it registered a shocking 268 pounds, she knew she had to change the way she thought about food and herself; that her life was at stake.
It Was Me All Along takes Andie from working class Boston to the romantic streets of Rome, from morbidly obese to half her size, from seeking comfort in anything that came cream-filled and two-to-a-pack to finding balance in exquisite (but modest) bowls of handmade pasta. This story is about much more than a woman who loves food and abhors her body. It is about someone who made changes when her situation seemed too far gone and how she discovered balance in an off-kilter world. More than anything, though, it is the story of her finding beauty in acceptance and learning to love all parts of herself.
I related to the story in so many ways. Thank you, Andie Mitchell, for being raw and honest about your story. Thank you for showing the struggles after weight loss and not just the highs. You are a true inspiration and I will continue to visit "Can You Stay for Dinner" every day.
A beautifully written memoir... Heart wrenching moments, smiles and laughter all woven into an inspirational tale. Andie makes me want to do more and be more and create a life as fulfilling and delicious as hers has become!
Brilliant - must read!
Andie Mitchell. You are brilliant. And though we have never met and we are miles apart, I can feel your warm, kind soul through this book. And through your blog. Thank you for this book. And thank you for all that you do. An honest, painful, funny, cry happy tears ride, it was. An absolutely perfect read.