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Woman became addicted to fast food to cope with childhood abuse drops 230lbs



A traumatized mother who was abused during her childhood has dropped 238lbs (17 stone) after she ditched her addiction to fast food and had weight loss surgery.

Kelley Gunter, 54, from Ohio, has spoken out for the first time about being sexually abused as a child, after blaming her huge weight gain, which got to a massive 390lbs (27lbs), on the trauma. [19659002] The mother-of-one admits she was addicted to eating and would binge on fried chicken and cakes as a way of coping. After claiming she was raped from the ages of six until she was 14, she said she was left with confidence and turned to food for comfort.

But after undergoing weight loss surgery known as biliopancreatic diversion ̵

1; surgery that reduces the size Kelley looks unrecognizable after dropping 238lbs (17 stone).

She is now sharing her weight-loss story – along with the sexual abuse she encountered – in a bid to help others in the same position

 Kelley Gunter (pictured at her biggest) 54, from Ohio, has spoken out for the first time about being sexually abused as a child, after blaming her huge weight gain to 378lbs (27st) on the trauma

Kelley Gunter (pictured at her biggest) 54, from O hio, spoken out for the first time about being sexually abused as a child, after blaming her huge weight gain to 378lbs (27st) on the trauma

 After claiming she was raped from the ages of six until she was 14, kelley says she was left with confidence and turned to food for comfort

After claiming she was raped from the ages of six until she was 14, she was left with confidence and turned to food for comfort

 The mother-of-one admits she was addicted to eating and would binge on fried chicken and cakes as a way of coping

The mother-of-one admits she was addicted to eating and would binge on fried chicken and cakes as a way of coping

The motivational spea ker, said: 'My childhood was riddled with pain and torture because of the sexual abuse I suffered.

"Food was the only thing that would make me temporarily happy.

" I was addicted to eating anything and everything. My health both physically and mentally was awful.

'When I was happy and I was eating when I was sad, it would always be junk like cookies, cake, burgers and fried chicken.

 Kelley (pictured now ) Admits she was addicted to eating anything and everything and her health both physically and mentally awful

Kelley (pictured now) admits she was addicted to eating anything and everything and her health both physically and mentally awful

 When she was bigger she says she ate when she was happy and when she was sad and would always be junk Like cookies, cake, burgers and fried chicken

When she was bigger she says she ate when she was happy and when she was sad, and would always be junk like cookies, cake, burgers and fried chicken

"People would always say you have a pretty face which wasn't a compliment as they were basically saying 'shame about your body'.

'I had low self-esteem but feared being alone so I started to date the wrong man, I would go for the strong athletic type, someone who could protect me.

' I had my son Alec, now 24, when I was 29, and it was so difficult for me to keep up with him if I was severely overweight. '

 Before her body and though lift Kelley had been left with loose skin [19659029] Before her body and though lift Kelley had been left with loose skin
 The lift got rid of her loose skin on the stomach and thigh area

 Before her weight loss she had low self-esteem but feared being alone so she started to date the wrong men - she would go for the strong athletic type, someone who could 'protect her' [19659034] Before her weight loss she had low self-esteem but feared being alone so she started to date the wrong men - she would go for the strong athletic type, someone who could 'protect her'

Before her weight loss she had low self-esteem but feared being alone so she started to date the wrong men – she would go for the strong athletic type, someone who could 'protect her'

 Kelley is now sharing her weight-loss story - along with the sexual abuse she encountered - in a bid to help others in the same position

Kelley is now sharing her weight-loss story – along with the sexual abuse she encounters d – in a bid to help others in the same position

I tried hundreds of times to lose weight and failed until one day I did not know which time it is going to work for you.

'The heaviest I got was 388 (27st 7lbs) which is when I decided to undergo surgery if I wasn't the one and I had Alec to live for.

' The surgery wasn't easy but I knew I needed it to save my life. I am now completely different person, I am comfortable in my own skin and at peace with who I am. '

 She said she had hundreds of times to lose weight and failed until one day she kept it

She said she had hundreds of times to lose weight and failed until one day she kept it

 Kelley's figure is now amazing - and she looks unrecognizable as just at 150lbs (10pcs)

at 150lbs (10pcs)

 In 2002 Kelley received a letter from her doctor explaining how unhealthy she was - they needed her surgery

In 2002 Kelley r

During surgery, Kelley suffered with chronic abdominal compartmental syndrome – bleeding within the muscles and was on life support for a week afterwards.

She adds: 'I lost the weight after the gastric band but I never healed from the sexual abuse, it sounds if I was a social worker for 27 years, but I never spoke out about it to anyone until 2016.

' I was finally healthy, but I needed something to make me feel worthy again; I became addicted to shopping then gambling and even pain medication for a short while. '

 Despite being a social worker for 27 years, she never spoke out about her abuse to anyone until 2016

Despite being a social worker for 27 years, she never spoke out about her abuse to anyone until 2016

 It wasn't until her abusers passed away for three years ago, that she could finally break her silence and stop living in shame

It wasn't until her abusers passed away three years ago, that she could finally break her silence and stop living in shame

'I used to go and excessively shop for Christmas and my entire living room would be filled with presents for my only son, to the point he would ask if he could stop opening the m.

'It wasn't until my abusers had passed away three years ago, that I could finally break my silence and stop living in shame.

' I published a book in 2017 called 'You have such a pretty face 'which was very therapeutic for me.'

 Kelley with her son Alex at her book launch after she had lost the weight and spoken about her traumas

Kelley with her son Alex at her book launch after she had lost the weight and spoken about her traumas

'It talks about my trauma and weight loss journey including the bullying I went through for being overweight.

'I have always been quick to forgive others and I have finally realized it was time to forgive myself.

' I can't erase my past, I add to the mistakes I made but I can heal, and i can shine on others who are suffering. '

 Kelley publishe da book in 2017 called 'You have a pretty face' which was very therapeutic for her

in 2017 called 'You have a pretty face' which was very therapeutic for her


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