Julee says her feelings of isolation fueled her out-of-control eating habits, and her weight hit an all-time high at 270 pounds. "I would avoid looking in the mirror. I found that if I ignored it, it wasn't there," Julee says.
Her weight also made her feel "unlovable," she says. "Who would accept a 270-pound woman in his life?" she says. "I just couldn't imagine there was someone who could take me as I was."
Still, she wasn't sure she could confront the issues behind her weight problem. "It's so hard to change, and I just didn't think I could do it because I knew I was going to have to answer some questions and I didn't think I was ready for that."