No Shame.

You know how on the Biggest Loser when the contestants look at pictures of their bigger selves they say things like “I don’t even know that person.” Or “I don’t like that person.” I don’t feel that way at all when I look at pictures of myself at my heavier weight. I know exactly who I was when I was 237 pounds. Gaining weight was part of my (wait for it) journey (gag, I know!) It is only because of the challenges that I faced through the weight gain and loss that I was able to realize how strong I am. At my heaviest, at my sickest, I didn’t know that I was capable of doing things like handstands or running three miles. But now I do and I am grateful. And maybe just a little bit proud.

16 thoughts on “No Shame.

  1. Tanis Miller

    I’m unbelievably grateful to have witnessed your journey via the internets. I will repeat myself and tell you again how you have motivated and inspired me to take my health into my own hands and to get moving, both towards healing and towards fitness. You look amazing and I hope you feel that way on the inside too. Love to you.

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  2. Amanda

    Maybe? Maybe?
    Listen you amazing, tough, strong, gorgeous woman, there should be no maybe in your pride.

    You earned this drop of sweat by drop of sweat. I am so proud of you and feel so incredibly lucky to have been able to watch your, gag, journey.

    I want to push a truck with you!

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  3. Marci

    Wahoo! You are so strong and dedicated. You should be VERY proud. Your transformation took a load of work and determination…WAY TO GO!!

    Kudos to you for realizing that you were on life’s journey and not to be ashamed for your former self. You’re awesome.

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  4. Amy

    I was thinking *push up* today how I’m getting weaker as I get older *push up* and you’ve inspired me to DO something *push up* about it – thank you! *push up*

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  5. Suzy Q

    I am seriously in AWE that you can run three miles. Thanks for brining us along on your journey (gah)!

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  6. Tanya

    When I’m missing the motivation to get and be healthy. I come here to be inspired by YOU!
    Thank you!

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  7. Coralie

    I used to read your site all the time, since G was a wittle baybay. Life got in the way and I haven’t stopped by in a while…so glad I thought of you and stopped by because WOW I am so proud of you and inspired by you! I’ve gone back and caught up til January and I am impressed most by how you feel about yourself. Love it. Want it. Good for you.

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  8. Huy Q Hoang

    Awesome, just awesome. I’m always blown away when people make their health a priority and to see the change in their life :) . So how did you do it? Did you create your own workout program and diet or use a system?

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