Andie Mitchell radiates health. She's bubbly and funny, and she seems beautifully at ease in her body. Unless you've seen a picture of her at age 20 when she tipped the scale at 268 pounds, it's hard to imagine that she spent the first two-thirds of her life numbing her emotions with a passionate food addiction. In her inspiring memoir, It Was Me All Along
, she chronicles how she worked off the weight and how surgery finally helped her make peace with her new body.