Brigette, 32 – Proud BBW!

by Friday, April 4, 2014

My name is Brigette, I’m a 32 year old woman from Pittsburgh, Pa who has suffered from obesity since a young age. I grew up with very low self-esteem because I didn’t think anyone would accept me because I wasn’t a size 8.

After giving birth to my first born, a beautiful baby girl, I was well over 250 lbs. Yet still I had no desire to attempt to lose any weight or make any other health changes. Four years later I gave birth to my second child, with whom I gained over 80 lbs. At this point in life I was a total weight of 375 lbs.

1932365_10203351481530206_1706617448_n copyAs years went by and through my trails and tribulations things started to negatively effect me  emotionally, spiritually and even physically. I was so caught up in my role in life that I didn’t notice the changes. It wasn’t until people start making comments such as “looking good girl” and “what you doing to lose weight?” That I myself took notice. I was confused  because I hadn’t made any effort to loose weight but it was noticeably coming off. A few months ago I posted a picture of me a year ago and a current picture and I was instantly motivated. I was ecstatic! I was so impressed with myself that I promised – from that day fourth I would make a change for the better. I changed my diet and I joined the YMCA and exercised regularly.

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I’m far from where I want to be but further from where I use to be. I feel so much happier and healthier with the person I am becoming.  To date, I weigh 255 lbs and i’m PROUD!!!! I am still a work in progress but I am determined and I know I have the will power. It’s not easy by any means but –  “know that you can do whatever you put ya mind to”. So like Nike, “JUST DO IT”

Signed, sealed and delivered from a proud BBW!

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7 Responses
  • Reekie D. Mays
    April 4, 2014 AWESOME!!! YOU GO GIRL!
  • Chanel
    April 4, 2014 Watch you grow up I always seen you as beautiful Queen..From another BBW Congratulations Bridget any size your always beautiful
  • Christine
    April 4, 2014 YOU ARE TRULY A INSPIRATION FOR EVERY1 & ALSO A STRONG WOMEN YOU ROCK LADY !!!!
  • showtime
    April 4, 2014 It's great to see stuff like this. I love what you're doing !
  • amber chambers
    April 5, 2014 Go cousin!!!!!!!!!! You motivate me SO MUCH! u look amazing! :-) xoxo
  • Mrd
    April 5, 2014 So proud of you boo
  • brigette
    April 5, 2014 I appreciate all the love and support from everyone and my journey continues please pray for me

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