My Journey

My personal journey toward better health, and enjoying the benefits of full fitness.

Me and My Kinks: My 5-Year Natural Hair Journey in Pictures

By | July 1st, 2015|My Journey|

All about my journey of going completely relaxer-free, my big chop, and my natural hair, the longest it's ever been in my life.

“Now That You’re Pregnant, Do You Feel Like You Lost That Weight For Nothing?”

By | May 19th, 2015|My Journey, Strength Training|

Lots of people have snarked - lovingly, I presume - that I "lost all that weight for nothing." Today, I address that concern.

The Champ’s Toughest Fight

By | February 25th, 2015|My Journey|

When you get a phone call that your mother is in the hospital due to a seizure... you just go.

Who Should I Allow To Call Me Fat?

By | February 25th, 2015|Beauty, It's All Mental, My Journey, Standards of Black Beauty, The Op-Eds|

A little while ago, I asked the wonderful, amazingly awesome readers of this site who they allow to bring their weight to their attention. Lots of great comments, with a couple of standouts below: I think people who really have your best intentions at heart are allowed to express their concerns to you about becoming [...]

The Weekly Recap: August 24, 2014

By | February 19th, 2015|Weekly Recaps|

J-Lo, fugitives, and pull-ups. In other words, interesting week!

5 Things I Learned While Running 10 Miles

By | February 6th, 2015|Exercise 101, My Journey, Running|

5 simple little things I learned from running my longest distance to-date.

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Eating Disorders When Dieting Wasn’t Enuf

By | January 26th, 2015|My Journey|

It's exactly what you think it is.

How Do You Know When You Love Someone… Or Yourself?

By | January 20th, 2015|My Journey|

How loving myself taught me how to love someone else.

What You Hear in the Silence

By | October 23rd, 2014|My Journey|

The future of A Black Girl's Guide to Weight Loss.

The Will Power Series: Saying No Never Becomes Easy

By | October 3rd, 2014|My Journey|

"I can adequately say that I have far more to lose by saying yes, and it makes saying "no" even easier."

Day 6: Coasting Into Day 7

By | September 16th, 2014|Healthy Eating, My Journey, Running|

So... it's Friday. For those who've been following their hardest since Sunday, you're probably feeling the pinch. You're probably recognizing the way your life has changed - how much more time you devote to food; how different your food tastes; how differently your body feels after you eat; how, ahem... regular you are now from [...]

A Year Ago Today

By | August 19th, 2014|Inspiration, My Journey, Running|

A year ago today, I weighed 281lbs. I worked out in a gym for six months, and didn't have much to show for it. I mean, yes - some weight loss took place, lots of muscle development took place, but I still felt so defeated. I wanted to lose inches!! I wanted to be smaller! [...]

The #bgg2wlarmy Weekly Recap: August 16, 2014

By | August 16th, 2014|Weekly Recaps|

What's going on with the #bgg2wlarmy this week?

Why I Was Wandering New York City in my Bra at 3AM

By | July 29th, 2014|My Journey, Running|

My experience with The Moonwalk NYC Half Marathon, and why I'm suuuper proud of myself.

Life In The Land Of Oz

By | July 11th, 2014|My Journey|

All about my day on The Dr. Oz Show, and how I achieved far more than 4 minutes of TV time that day.

A Newfound Athleticism, & A New Love For The Olympics

By | July 1st, 2014|My Journey|

I can't be the only one out here inspired by the Olympics in a new way post-major weight loss, right?

Help Me Raise Funds for Breast Cancer! #MoonWalkNYC

By | July 1st, 2014|My Journey|

Join me and follow along as The BGG2WL Army Walks the Walk at MoonWalkNYC!

The Probationary New Yorker

By | June 24th, 2014|My Journey|

The story of how I wound up moving to New York City, and learning to love my new home.

5 Things to Know About My Photo Shoot and Interview in Ladies Home Journal

By | June 9th, 2014|My Journey, Out and About|

I'm really bad about announcing all of the stuff I've got going on. I really should do a better job about sharing with y'all. But, to be fair, this particular thing was such a secret, that I'd gotten used to keeping it to myself... even after it aired on two or three different networks and [...]

30 Things I’ve Learned as a Result of Officially Becoming Old

By | June 6th, 2014|My Journey|

To commemorate my 30th birthday, I celebrate all the things I've learned in my ripe old age of... thirty.