Turning point: Seeing my father lose his battle with cancer made me realize that if I kept up my current lifestyle, I would die too. I hadn't done the things I wanted to with my life. For a long time I had hovered between life and death, just existing and not living, hiding behind my weight.
Weight-loss tip: Stop trying to diet and instead focus on becoming healthier. Also, brush your teeth after every meal, snack, or bite of food. Trust me—it works!