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Chip and Joanna Gaines: 11 Godly Secrets to an Epic Marriage and Family

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Girl Called “Fat Piece of Garbage” Gets the Sweetest Revenge on Abusive Boyfriend With Killer Transformation

When it comes to pursuing a new relationship, it’s pretty typical to expect happy times, new memories and even hope for the future. Nobody expects that the end result will be a dual diagnosis of depression and food addiction.

Alvina Rayne would have never expected it either.

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The 32-year-old mother of two hasn’t always been overweight. But when she found herself in a physically and emotionally abusive relationship, she turned to binge-eating junk food as a way to cope with her depression.

At her heaviest, 274 pounds, Alvina was buying men’s clothing, and becoming less and less able to take on everyday tasks like walking up the stairs or playing with her kiddos.

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Like many who struggle through verbally abusive relationships, the Philadelphia mother didn’t believe she was strong enough to leave him. She was too depressed to leave him. And whenever she hinted at the thought of leaving, he’d just degrade her even more, telling her she was “worthless,” and that no one could ever love her—even if she were to lose the weight.

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It was when her boyfriend called her a “fat piece of garbage” that Alvina decided she had had enough. She knew that high blood pressure, pre-diabetes and anxiety attacks were only the beginning of the troubles she would face if she didn’t make a change.

In an attempt to be the mom she knew she needed to be for her children, Alvina built up the courage to leave her crummy boyfriend for good.

Kelsey Straeter
Kelsey Straeter
Kelsey is an editor at Outreach. She’s passionate about fear fighting, freedom writing, and the pursuit of excellence in the name of crucifying perfectionism. Glitter is her favorite color, 2nd only to pink, and 3rd only to pink glitter.

Chip and Joanna Gaines: 11 Godly Secrets to an Epic Marriage and Family

Chip and Joanna Gaines are teaching us important lessons about marriage and family as they walk away from their HGTV show for the sake of their family.

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Miss Kansas 2024, Alexis Smith, has captured national attention not just for her beauty and charisma, but for her bravery in addressing a deeply personal and harrowing issue: domestic abuse.

Rory Feek Remarries 8 Years After Losing Wife Joey to Cancer

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