My Journey

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

28 10, 2016

5 Things You Learn When You Tell the Internet About Your Post-Partum Depression

By | October 28th, 2016|Debunking The Myths, My Journey|3 Comments

I learned a quick and dirty lesson—well, five of 'em—about not only depression, but the way we talk and think about it.

1 07, 2015

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

By | July 1st, 2015|My Journey|16 Comments

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.

19 05, 2015

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

By | May 19th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, My Journey, Strength Training|8 Comments

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

25 02, 2015

The Champ’s Toughest Fight

By | February 25th, 2015|My Journey|31 Comments

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

25 02, 2015

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|15 Comments

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 [...]

19 02, 2015

The Weekly Recap: August 24, 2014

By | February 19th, 2015|Weekly Recaps|1 Comment

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

6 02, 2015

5 Things I Learned While Running 10 Miles

By | February 6th, 2015|Exercise 101, My Journey, Running|94 Comments

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

26 01, 2015

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

By | January 26th, 2015|My Journey|46 Comments

It's exactly what you think it is.

20 01, 2015

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

By | January 20th, 2015|My Journey|19 Comments

How loving myself taught me how to love someone else.

23 10, 2014

What You Hear in the Silence

By | October 23rd, 2014|My Journey|12 Comments

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

3 10, 2014

The Will Power Series: Saying No Never Becomes Easy

By | October 3rd, 2014|My Journey|6 Comments

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

16 09, 2014

Day 6: Coasting Into Day 7

By | September 16th, 2014|Healthy Eating, My Journey, Running|5 Comments

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 [...]

19 08, 2014

A Year Ago Today

By | August 19th, 2014|Inspiration, My Journey, Running|62 Comments

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! [...]

16 08, 2014

The #bgg2wlarmy Weekly Recap: August 16, 2014

By | August 16th, 2014|Weekly Recaps|1 Comment

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

29 07, 2014

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

By | July 29th, 2014|My Journey, Running|1 Comment

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

11 07, 2014

Life In The Land Of Oz

By | July 11th, 2014|My Journey|56 Comments

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

1 07, 2014

A Newfound Athleticism, & A New Love For The Olympics

By | July 1st, 2014|My Journey|17 Comments

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

1 07, 2014

Help Me Raise Funds for Breast Cancer! #MoonWalkNYC

By | July 1st, 2014|My Journey|0 Comments

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

24 06, 2014

The Probationary New Yorker

By | June 24th, 2014|My Journey|12 Comments

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

9 06, 2014

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

By | June 9th, 2014|My Journey, Out and About|19 Comments

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 [...]