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Storytime: About My Weight Loss

February 21 2019 | CeCe Olisa

Can I be real with you for a second?

Being plus size and weight loss go hand-in-hand.

At some point we’ve all had weight loss on the brain, maybe because of pressure from family or pressure from ourselves.

For me, weight loss is always a looming topic in my life. Am I doing it? Am I not doing it? Do I even care?

So, let’s jump right into it.

Over the past two and a half years, I’ve lost weight. I’ve gone from the biggest I’ve ever been (size 28) to the smallest I’ve ever been (size 18).

In my ten years of blogging, I’ve read every single comment, email, DM that comes my way and something I’ve heard consistently is that you guys like that I talk about health and fitness and you LOVE that I don’t talk about weight loss.

So, over the past 2.5 years as I lost over 100 pounds… I didn’t talk about it.

But I’m starting to notice that by not talking about it, people are beginning to put their own narrative on my body and what’s going on.

That’s not cool.

So, I’m taking a moment to share my weight loss story. Watch the video below for the story about my weight loss.

My Sweater | Here

There it is, that’s my story. I am still the same person — still fine, still a girl boss, still trying to change the world…just with a pointier chin.

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8 responses on “Storytime: About My Weight Loss

  1. Belinda Hearn

    Girl, thanks for sharing but I have been following you for a while and I am plus size and I have no issue with your getting healthier. Who doesn’t want to loose some weight and get healthier? it is okay, I subscribe and support you on all levels. Thanks for sharing with us but I personally do not judge and do not think others need to, if you loose more weight or not your style will be just as fab and your content will be just as great. GOD only gives us one body and it is supposed to be taken care of to the best of our ability. I may never be skinny but I have become vegan (my lifestyle change) to assist in plain out being healthier for me and my bod. You do not owe an explanation to anyone but thanks for sharing and all of the tips, updates and information you share is fabulous, no one should ever make anyone feel bad for being better period! Stay blessed and healthy and thanks for the great content!

  2. Rita

    In 1998 I had to purchased pants for an event at work. I went to a popular plus size store and tried on 30/32, they were too tight. I was over 350 pounds. My weight has never been an issue when it came to living my life or dating but I was unhealthy. I knew I had to do something when I developed sleep apnea. My biggest fear was to die in my sleep with my little baby alone with me.

    On my journey from 376 pounds I lost weight but also friends and love interests. My daughters father who was thin said that “I looked hungry” and “ now that your belly is leaving I can’t watch tv with my head in your lap”…I’m thing what lap? Haha

    Cece enjoy your weight loss and your journey.

  3. Jennifer Amoako

    CeCe! Your journey resonates so much with me down to the actual timeline you shared! The loss of loved ones, not taking care of myself… everything. I’m still a few pounds shy of losing 100lbs, but the shift in my mindset has been the most dramatic transformation. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring! xo

  4. Curvy CEO

    Really appreciate this video and look forward to future discussions of weight loss AND body positivity…because I’m sorry, I don’t care what the body positive activists say, no matter how “loving” you are, there isn’t much positive about arthritic knees, back pain, and the like….no one is saying you have to be skinny or diet, but what is the point in adorning a body that is suffering in physical pain?

  5. Michelle

    Thank you for being so honest and sharing this with us! I’m sure you received plenty of negative comments that put you on the defensive but that was sad to hear. You shouldn’t have to be put in that position just to speak about what is true for you in your life!!! I hope that now you can move past the politics of weight loss and I’m excited to see the future videos you make on this topic. Just because you’re sharing your weight loss, doesn’t mean you expect everyone to make the same choices you have. You’ve always been about people doing what is right for them!

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