Am I Afraid to Embrace My Weight Loss?

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wo years ago, I reached the heaviest weight of my life. It was near the end of 2016, and a decade of heavy drinking had finally caught up with me. I was ending my twenties about 65 pounds heavier than I had started them.

Fortunately, I was able to recognize how bad my drinking had become and decided to get sober just a few months before my thirtieth birthday.



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Benya Clark

I’m a lawyer turned writer from North Carolina. I write about sobriety, mental health, and more. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter at