You’re still not a fan of the dreaded camera, but you’ve learnt to relax a bit.Whenever you put on weight you worry that you’ll end up at the beginning again…You have pockets of loose skin in the strangest places! You still love the food that you know you shouldn’t, but you’ve learned how to control how much of it you eat.Not to mention the bingo wings that just won’t go away… You seem to have gone from a 36FF to a 34D overnight. The idea of not stepping on those scales for a couple of weeks makes you quite tense. The second you stop looking for a skinny model in your mirror and start looking at YOU... You are the best thing that has ever happened to you.
Most dieters regain pounds within a year and may end up even heavier than when they started.
Her story was so inspiring that Barbara (among others) urged her to write a book about her journey.
Ten years later—after getting married and having a son—Delaney has done just that.
It's called "Secrets of a Former Fat Girl." She has also created a Web site dieters can exchange tips. Excerpts: NEWSWEEK: Why do you think it was so difficult for you to lose weight for the first 25 years of your life?
DELANEY: It was a combination of things—some of them pretty typical.