( CNN) Whitney Thore had gained virtually 100 pounds. It stemmed from polycystic ovary disorder, and she found it hard to accept her larger figure.
Her emotional distress peaked while she was living abroad and dealing with a breakup. Frustrated and unable to find relief, she turned on some music and started to dance.
“I was all alone in an apartment by myself, and I shut my eyes and just naturally let my body move the way that it wanted to, which is something I hadn’t done in over a decade. And as I’m simply moving, just swaying, eventually I started moving more and more. And within minutes, I was just screaming, ” she said.