Wednesday, April 16, 2014

No Faking

I got this crazy email.... I've been thinking about it this week and wondering the best way to approach it. I'm all for the most honest approach any day. 

I've always been real here. What you see is pretty much what you get. I share my post-chubby girl insecurities, the days that I feel absolutely amazing, and all the little things in between. 

I think the most difficult part of sharing my life with all of you is writing the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's there for everyone to see. But I want to stay authentic to you and to myself. It would be an absolute lie if I didn't show you how my weight gain and loss have both influenced the pieces of my life. 

I received an email last week from a person who is absolutely convinced I have photoshopped my pictures. (If that were true, I would have probably made myself look ten times better!) 

For those of you who have been here a while, you have seen the changes over time. If you were here before I even began my weight loss journey, you will know how big I was. 

(I also take a lot of iPhone pics. I'm not even sure you can actually doctor those babies.) 

If you're new here, I can promise the weight loss is for real. You can look back in the archives of this blog. You can see the changes over time. I never doctored the "before" pics. Honestly, I'm still ashamed of them. Why would I chose to make them look even worse than they already did? 

I understand 80 pounds is major, y'all. It feels major. But it isn't impossible. 


  1. Some people are just retarded. You need to just ignore them and move on with your life.

  2. what in the world??? dont you worry about that negativity girl!!!! we know you are the real deal!!!

  3. that is SO silly! You are working hard and well, some people just can't grasp that concept!

  4. block that person, and don't let that person get to you. (I know, easier said than done.) Sorry you had to deal with that kind of b.s.

  5. This post made me really mad! Seriously. Keep being you and although I've never met you, people know the fake and the real. You look awesome and keep it up ;)

  6. Just wanted to say that I have read all of your past post and seen your transformation from the beginning and I am so happy for you! I also want to thank you because you are such a huge inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing your journey with us and although it's hard try to ignore negativity, that person must be in a very bad place and you know what they say about misery...

  7. There's always haters in the world. You can't change a picture that shows you with your son from infant til now and your weight loss. I guess you could take it as a compliment that you are the worlds greatest photoshopper. Your readers know none of what she said is true. Keep being proud of your weight loss and the happy life you have with your husband and son. You help a lot of people. Don't let one persons stupidity take anything away from what you have accomplished. All your true blog followers know you are the "real deal"

  8. I'd say they must be jealous. I've been reading your blog, being inspired and did the Diet Bet with you...never once has that thought even entered my head. You are so brave and I appreciate your vulnerability. It cannot be easy to put those pictures out there for all to see - just look at how few put their photo on DietBet! You are amazing and it has been fun and inspiring to watch your transformation. Boo to the person who sent you that e-mail.



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