‘I’m worth something’, food addict Georgia Davis falls to 42st 6lb
FOOD addict Georgia Davis told yesterday how she has LOST 9½ stone — and finally GAINED some self-respect.
The 19-year-old went into hospital in June tipping the scales at 52st.
Since then, a simple 1,500 calorie-a-day diet — down from an eye-watering 13,000 — has seen her weight fall to 42st 6lb.
Regular counselling has also made her realise the role depression played in her past. Georgia said: "By the time I had reached my heaviest point, I didn’t think I was worth a lot. That was when I gave up.
"But people at the hospital have helped me to believe that I AM worth something.”
Georgia was taken to hospital with breathing problems when she told her 57-year-old mum Lesley she could no longer stand.
But she could only be freed from their home by a £100,000 operation to dismantle it — involving 40 firefighters, engineers and medics.
She said: “I am pleased with how my weight loss has gone, even though it’s been hard at times spending so many long days in hospital.
"Thank God I like to read. The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has kept me going recently and I spend a lot of time talking to the nurses.”
Georgia, plagued by her addiction since childhood, has spent 16 weeks in the Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales.
She hopes to leave hospital next month and move into a council flat with her best friend Sian, who is also 19.
Georgia said: “Having my own place will be a big challenge but I think that being responsible for my own food intake rather than relying on my parents will be better.
"I’ve got a much better grasp of portion size now and most importantly I’m determined to make a go of my life.
"I owe these nurses a lot. They saved my life. I don’t want to disappoint them when I leave here and I now know that self-pity is no state of mind to live life with.”
In 2009 Georgia returned home to Merthyr Tydfil from nine months at a US weight loss centre having lost 14st 6lb from her 33st bulk. But her weight soared.
Stepdad Arthur Treloar, 73, fears the trigger was him being diagnosed with lung cancer. He said: “It breaks my heart to think what she’s been through.”
But now Georgia is keener to look to the future than dwell on the past.
She said: “There can be no more blame, no more excuses.
"I spent nine months learning about nutrition in the States so I know what I have to do. Now it’s up to me to do it.”
Georgia is also determined to return to college next year to complete courses in art, business studies and creative writing.
She said: “I’d love to write down my own story one day. It might inspire others battling obesity to get help.”
SOURCE: The Sun
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