At my heaviest I weighed 370 pounds. I had a very poor relationship with food: I used it to __16__ bad feelings, to make myself feel better, and to celebrate. Worried about my health, I tried many different kinds of __17__ but nothing worked. I came to believe that I could do nothing about my __18__．
When I was 50, my weight problem began to affect me __19__. I didn’t want to live the rest of my life with this __20__ weight any more.
That year, I __21__ a seminar where we were asked to create a project that would touch the world. A seminar leader shared her __22__ story—she had not only lost 125 pounds, but also raised $25，000 for homeless children.
__23__ by her story, I created the As We Heal(痊愈), the World Heals __24__. My goal was to lose 150 pounds in one year and raise $50，000 __25__ a movement founded 30 years ago to end hunger. This combination of healing myself and healing the world __26__ me as the perfect solution.