Bio | Nichole Ormsby
“I was my heaviest in 2007, weighing 232 pounds. I was a completely different person back then…shy, depressed, not outgoing, loner, unhappy, weak, sad, miserable, and I didn’t enjoy life. One morning I woke up, looked myself in the mirror and said I need to change…I don’t want to live this way anymore. I joined a gym that day and worked out 6 days a week, two hours a day. It took a total of two years to get the full 100 pounds off. Once I reached my ideal weight it wasn’t enough-I got addicted to working out and looking good. I always struggled with food no matter what I ate. I felt when I fueled my body with food I was going to get fat again. At this point in my journey I’d workout for two hours, stop by the store and buy cookies, donuts and ice cream. I crammed everything down my throat and knew at the time I wouldn’t gain anything because I’d head into the bathroom at throw it up. I hid this from past boyfriends and family-I never got help because in my head I didn’t have a problem.
Self-image at the time for me was everything-it consumed my time, energy and mind. My behavior got so bad that I no longer purged once a day, but rather after every meal. I continued to do this for a year until finally one day during an episode I had nothing left but kept trying to purge to the point that I popped a blood vessel in my eye. That’s when I got a rude awaking I was doing my body more harm than good. I slowly stopped but would have relapses here and there. Finally, I realized that I can feed my body what it needs and deserves while getting the results want. I did this all on my own, so I may have worked harder not smarter, but I learned as I progressed. I look back at my earlier life and I’m actually happy I went through the changes I did. I’m now happier, outgoing, confident, strong and really enjoy my life. I’m now paying it forward and helping anyone/everyone to get healthy and live the life they deserve. Sharing my journey may appear brave to many, but I know that in sharing this with others I may help someone who can identify with my own struggles- and serving others is part of my calling.”