Posts tagged ‘Jill Scott’

August 21, 2011

Ding, Ding, Ding…

And the match is on! In the right corner, we have our underdog weighing in at 169.4 lbs. In the left corner, we have our contender, slight obesity. Our two opponents have fought in the past with wins on both sides, but this hopefully will be the fight to end all fights.

I woke up this morning and decided to do my weigh in. It’s time to step it up a notch. It’s time to face what has taunted me for the longest; my actual weight. Although I carry it well, I know that I am still too heavy for my 4 ft. 11 in. frame. I’m naturally curvy, so I know that I’ll never look like a stick figure; but I also know that the amount of weight that I’m carrying around daily can have some serious ramifications. I’m not sure how long this match will last, but I am certain that it will be the last. The ups and downs of weight loss can be very draining and dangerous. My risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or even heart disease has greatly increased now. Not to mention, the extra weight plays such a key role in affecting my self-image. I heard on the radio that a study was done which claims four out of five black women are over weight or obese. Isn’t that ridiculous? To make matters worse; I have to admit that I’m one of the four. It’s time that I do my part to win the battle against obesity.

Some people may talk about the stars that have lost weight and say it’s too much or that they look totally different with the weight off. But think about it; when you’re used to seeing someone at a heavy weight, of course they’ll look a little different. When I tell my family and friends how much weight I’d like to lose, they say that it will be too much and that I’ll be too skinny. But, I know what my ideal weight should be. I say, as long as you’re losing the weight in a healthy way; stick to it. I posted pictures in the past of Jill Scott, Jennifer Hudson, and Raven Symone to show their weight loss and how inspiring it is. Here are some more, because there’s nothing wrong with finding inspiration where ever it may lie. If you have before and after pics that you would like to share along with your weight loss triumph, feel free to send them to me. I welcome hearing from anyone who feels that their contribution can serve as an inspiration to others.

Jill Scott Before Weight Loss

Jill Scott - Reportedly 63 lbs Lighter

Raven Symone Before Weight Loss

Raven Symone Reportedly 70 lbs Lighter

Marsha Ambrosius (Right) Before Weight Loss

Marsha Ambrosius After Weight Loss

J. Hudson Reportedly a Size 0


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