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DEAR ABBY WOMAN SEEKS WAY TO SHED SHELL OF HER FORMER SELF

Posted: March 7, 2014 at 5 a.m.

DEAR ABBY: As a child, I was sexually, physically and mentally abused. As an adult, I suffered several miscarriages and two of my children died as infants. I have two living children, ages 9 and 16. It should be no surprise I turned to food for comfort; I ate myself to a whopping 420 pounds.

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