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The Most Inspiring Before and After Picture Ever

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The response to one woman's unique before and after picture inspired her to start a body-image movement and documentary. A must-watch for anyone on the journey to self-acceptance!
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  • I don't get it.So just how does doing what she is doing now contribute to a healthy self image?? Yeah I get all that self acceptance I just don't see how she could be happier now. It felt like she let the pendulum swing too far in the other direction. - 11/11/2017 1:47:36 PM
  • It's about time this issue is addressed...Thanx for the share! - 11/5/2017 12:54:34 PM
  • I used to think my body was only the means for the brain and my personality to travel around.

    I am not at goal, but, now I appreciate my body. Is it strong? My mind is and it does as asked. Am what most men consider "pretty"? Nah, but LOL Ever look AT THEM??? NO PICNIC THERE EITHER! - 10/7/2017 11:58:08 PM
  • This is so beautiful! - 10/5/2017 11:13:24 PM
  • METALMOMMA25
    What a powerful story! Society plays a big role in distorting what size a woman should be instead of just loving women for who they are. Forget what every nay-sayer tells you about how you should look! The only reason they say anything is because they are not happy with their own self. I believe God made a woman to be beautiful no matter her size, shape, color or age. - 7/7/2017 12:24:46 PM
  • I cried, and sadly enough many of us can relate ... :/ - 2/8/2017 8:06:35 AM
  • Inspiring - 1/24/2017 4:40:21 AM
  • You are among so many sisters who've had those thoughts, many of us who have been told and come to believe all those terrible things about ourselves. I'm pushing 60, and I am just beginning to feel like I can "live" without having dieting down to thinness. Please make this documentary and show it everywhere!!!!!! - 11/1/2016 3:52:10 AM
  • I loved this video. We have all felt that way. - 5/24/2016 10:37:27 AM
  • So true. I cried. - 10/5/2015 5:42:09 AM
  • I've come to realize that I've had a distorted body image of myself since I was a child. When I look in the mirror it's like looking in a fun-house mirror. I see myself as fat and lumpy. I guess I never developed anorexia or bulimia because I don't throw up and would never do anything to harm myself. The only way I can judge my size is by the size of my clothes. When I was a size 6 I still saw myself as fat, but knew that wasn't accurate. You can't be a size 6 and fat. This was a painful video for me to watch. With age and the evil "shape shifter" I'm definitely no longer that size 6 and that's okay. My goal is to learn to like the body I have today. - 6/4/2015 5:27:48 PM
  • PHOEBESMIMI
    Thanks! its made me look at my body in a different way - 5/12/2015 11:57:47 AM
  • ROSESRRED415
    Wow! When I first saw the before and after photo, I was confused but then I watched the video. And I walk away with a new understanding about my own body image. - 5/10/2015 10:04:52 AM
  • I think my body is amazing. Sure it's far from perfect, but I celebrate what it can do. And not some unrealistic goal of what it might look like. It's because I love my body. That I take care of it. - 5/8/2015 10:41:31 PM
  • CASAGRANDE
    Beautiful honest and real. This is the world I want to live in. I am tired of hating myself. - 4/13/2015 10:29:30 PM