During my senior year of high school, I’d had enough. I was done with being skinny and feeling sorry for myself; I was going to do something about it.
I wish I had done something to help remember that exact day that happened, but unfortunately I only have a rough idea. I only remember that it was in the late fall or early winter (I remember getting seasonal white chocolate milkshakes from Steak ‘n Shake after school on a regular basis for a little while).
Either way, we’re coming up on the ten year anniversary of my quest for a bigger body. Over the years, there’s been growth and loss, successes and failures, and a whole lot of change. I am so glad I made the plunge, and there’s no doubt growth has become a part of my identity.
This may not be the exact right time to celebrate, but I had been looking through my old photos recently, and seeing all that change not only in my body but also particularly my face was quite interesting. It inspired me to take a look back at the past ten years of all this business, to remind myself how far I’ve come. Above are some of the most memorable photos, from some of the most signifcant milestones I had.