Three's the charm
Oxygen|Fall 2021
After the birth of her third daughter, Lindsay Raynne vowed to get healthy.
Lindsay Raynne

Lindsay Before

Growing up, Lindsay Raynne relied on food for emotional support. “I came from a broken family, and eating was my constant,” she says. “Stability in caloric intake, you could say. I could always count on the joys of taste.” Low-income living meant poor food quality for Raynne and her family, and she lived off of simple carbs, processed foods, and sugar.

Raynne struggled with body-image issues and disordered eating throughout her life, and while she wasn’t particularly fit, she also wasn’t overweight.

Downward Spiral, Uphill Battle

After Raynne married her husband Michael and gave birth to their daughter, Leah, things were good. However, when she became pregnant again, doctors said the baby would have several medical issues, including cerebral palsy — and that she may not even survive the birth. Raynne put all other concerns, including her own health, on the back burner.

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