When I moved to LA from Chicago, I realized that I was not the healthy, confident person I once was.  I was instead slightly overweight, sluggish, and down.  I decided to step up to the challenge of reducing my weight and ridding my body of excess fat in order to achieve a healthy and fit goal.  In addition to that, I wanted to find the strength to love my body just the way it was every step of the way, and refocus the way that we look at ourselves and the media in its perpetuation of negative feelings and attitudes toward the notion of FAT.  I believe we should celebrate who we are, and love ourselves enough want to be our healthiest selves, realizing that that will look and feel different for everyone, and that’s a wonderful thing.

This is my journey along the line between the before and after picture.  I welcome you to come along.