Her health took a turn for the better
Most importantly, her health took a big turn for the better. At the height of her sleep apnea, she she couldn’t strap the seat belt around her waist during an airplane flight. That day, when she got to her bed, she pulled out some chocolate chip cookies and started eating them. It eventually dawned on her that eating was a means of escaping her own emotions. Food was one of the ways that she could chase her emotions away temporarily and that’s what she’s been doing ever since.
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