Helen threw out all the processed crap from her family’s fridge and pantry.
'What really sparked my motivation to lose weight was walking to class one day at the end of my junior year and I was literally losing my breath walking a few flights of stairs,' she said.
'I've been a bigger girl all my life so I never thought I could lose weight or get healthy.’
‘Pic on the right is after losing almost 100 lbs. in 2012. It was one of the first times I had ever allowed anyone to take a picture of me in a bikini.’
After gaining 25 lbs. over 16 months, it's clear that the photo on the right is much healthier than the one on the left.
One day those are all going to all come raining down and no one will know why.
‘All I know is that we had each other’s backs at the time and did everything we could to support one another.’
She is the bridesmaid we all wind up becoming, just not the one we should be.
‘I'm a woman that wants it all; a family, health, fitness, success, passions, dreams, all in all a really great life.’