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February 1, 2017
Location: Dartmouth, MA
I had a really amazing birthday this year. Thank you all who have loved me and stayed close.

“Whatever you do
be gentle with yourself.
you don’t just live
in this world
or your home
or your skin.
you also live
in someone’s eyes.”
― Sanober Khan 

Art: Summer by John H. Thorton, 1965
PC: Gekko Spott (@thelastgekko)
Muse: Tyahra (@afro-centered / @afrocenteredmedia )
I.G.: @afrocenteredmedia

From left to right:
1. January 2015 – 198.8lbs
2. December 2015 – 135lbs
3. December 2016 – 144.6lbs

Yes, I am heavier now than I was a year ago. My body has changed so much for the better with increased muscle mass and strength.

Size doesn’t matter. Weight does not equal size. I wear a smaller size now at almost ten pounds heavier than I did in the middle photo.

Don’t be afraid to eat. Don’t be afraid to lift heavy. Don’t be afraid to indulge yourself occasionally. It doesn’t take one day to lose 60lbs, much like you won’t put it back on after one day.

Just a friendly reminder ❤️