I want to make it abundantly clear that I would NEVER fat shame this girl or anyone else by posting their pictures. I found the picture very inspirational, and nothing more. To fat shame someone else would be to fat shame myself, because I've BEEN morbidly obese, and to this day I struggle with food addictions. I'm not too proud to admit that I have my own issues, nine years removed from the beginning of my initial weight loss journey. I've never smoked, done drugs, or drank much, but food is always going to be my mortal enemy.
If I ever post a picture of an overweight person, it's only because I found it inspirational or motivational. Obesity is a plague in this country, I'm a survivor, and I only want to help people get motivated to make their own changes; whether they train with me, buy my book, or go some completely different route. Accusing me of fat shaming is not only hurtful, it's just plain false. That is all.
A Former Fat Guy