You can keep stress from derailing you on your journey.
Unsurprisingly, it is not "eat less, move more."
"I had to suck it up and smile for the camera, despite feeling pretty much my worst."
Give yourself a clean slate.
"I'm going to lose weight, and you get to hear how it happens."
Improve yourself out of love—not out of self-hate.
Time to think outside the box.
"My mom never failed to remind me that I was 'gorda.'"
I kept eating, and the pounds kept dropping.
The *real* work had just begun.
Self-love isn't one-size-fits-all.
"The list of things I couldn't do because of my size was growing as large as I was."