This photo was taken at my Confirmation ceremony (Lutheran, ELCA) back when I was 15 years old.
At this time, I was probably teetering between 180-185 lbs and wearing between a size 18 and a size 20.
I was my heaviest between the ages of 15-17, reaching my max of 214 pounds at the end of my junior year of high school.
I hang on to these photos to remind myself of how far I’ve come and the never-ending journey I am on to be healthy, fit, and happy.
Bon appetit, my friends!