I find NO joy telling you all that I once was completely ginormous, but I was. It's a very long, complicated story, one I don't relish writing or talking about much because even now, fat feels like a character flaw. Yes, I did get that heavy. Yes, that was me. But now that I have over six years perspective on my weight gain and loss, I can see those 12 years as an isolated, discrete time in my life, one filled with joys and yes, some pain.
But one day, a good friend sent me some photos that truly changed my life. But that's not right. I changed my life at that moment of viewing them. While at first I was apalled she sent them to me, now I truly see what a gift she gave me.
I write about that moment on AOL's That'sfit.com
By the way, Gina Misiroglu of Red Room put me in touch with the AOL people, which is one of the great ways in which she's bringing traffic to Red Room and getting attention for Red Room's authors.
Causes Jessica Inclán Supports
Women for Women International Goodwill Industries Lindsey Wildlife Museum Freecycle.org