This Plus-Sized Pole Dancer Puts On A Show In The Name Of Inspiration

10.23.15 3 years ago

Two years ago, Eda Marbury found herself in the depths of a deep depression. The 20-something accountant from Missouri found herself at a crossroad after beating anorexia, which she suffered from during high school and college. Even when she prepared meals, she’d find excuses not to consume them. Once Eda met her husband, Terrick, she resolved to kick her eating disorder, but her weight subsequently ballooned to 330 pounds, leaving her unhappy and reclusive. Eda told her story to Barcroft TV because she hopes to help other people in similar situations:

“I was a very closed off person and I didn’t really discuss a lot of the issues that were going on in my life. I was in denial about my weight because I just refused to believe that I gained that much weight. That mind-set prevented me from doing a lot of things, like going to concerts or going to baseball games – I just didn’t want to go anywhere around people.”

Eda persuaded herself to join a gym, and — unlike many newfound exercisers — stuck with a training plan. Sadly, she didn’t find results doing traditional cardio and weight training, but she found a pole-dancing class where magic began to happen:

“Before I started pole I wouldn’t wear make-up, I didn’t like to take the time to look after myself. But now I feel more confident and I have friends. The way I dress has changed, and I’ve started to care a little bit more about what I’m wearing and how I do my hair.”

Eda has since pole-danced on her local news station, and her happiness has soared. Eda feels free on the pole, and thanks to her dedication, she’s lost 65 pounds. And counting.

(Via Barcroft TV)

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