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June 3, 2017

“Dealing with the temporary frustration of not making progress is an integral part of the path towards excellence. In fact, it is essential and something that every single elite athlete has had to learn to deal with. If the pursuit of excellence was easy, everyone woul...

May 29, 2017

Wait. If you think my decision to wake up every morning and grind was to hear that I was pretty, I'm going to stop you right there. I need to explain something.
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When I was at my heaviest... when I was obese (not chubby or fluffy or overweight. Clinically obese) and...

April 30, 2017

We've all had people weigh in on our bodies. When I was younger, I was told "you have such a pretty face for a heavier girl" or "I always wonder what you'd look like if you weren't so fat". At eleven years old, I was told by someone I adored and looked up to, "you coul...

March 6, 2017

I've been thinking about the intersectionality of the fitness community - how weight loss, bodybuilding, powerlifting, functional fitness, yoga, pilates, nutrition, etc. overlap and impact us and how we treat our bodies. What I've realized is that many of us don't fit...

March 6, 2017

Full Interview

Name: Laura Micetich

Age: 25

Start Date: March 2014

Start Weight: 304 pounds

Current Weight: 190 pounds

What was the turning point that made you want to lose weight?

After struggling with my health throughout my life, I developed problems with my thyroid. This...

March 6, 2017

Many of us have grown up with the simple understanding that "less calories in, more calories out" (or a caloric deficit) is the key to weight loss. And in the most simplistic terms, sure that's correct. “One pound of fat is around 3,500 calories, and safe fat loss is o...

February 8, 2015

I got an email today with the picture on the left attached from my aunt. She hasn't seen me since this picture was taken a year ago. I have very few 'before' pictures because I was so insecure about my weight. And I have even fewer where I wasn't strategically hiding m...

January 1, 2015

January - 105lbs. (Cardio🏃, weight lifting💪, clean eating🍏) Being the "fat girl" gives you so much more strength than you realize. It makes you fight harder and push further because you are rarely handed things. Use that. Be the best you. It's NEVER all physical. IT...

May 1, 2014

I started in March 2014 at over 300 pounds. I didn't have a diet plan specifically. I also hadn't had any surgery or used any specific weight loss products on my journey. This was the first month into my journey. I didn't have a routine. I ate clean and followed the ol...

April 1, 2014

I grew up heavy. I also grew up a ball buster. So there was no chance I was going to admit I was insecure about my appearance. I played it cool and a lot of people bought it. After finally having time to think about who I wanted to be, I decided to make a change. 

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