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Have you struggled with obesity, poor self-image, weight-related health problems, or simply a feeling of inadequacy or meaninglessness? Are you tired of feeling left out of the active world around you? Have you ever contemplated weight-loss surgery? It’s an option many consider, often after trying and failing over and over again with diet and exercise. But what about the s Have you struggled with obesity, poor self-image, weight-related health problems, or simply a feeling of inadequacy or meaninglessness? Are you tired of feeling left out of the active world around you? Have you ever contemplated weight-loss surgery? It’s an option many consider, often after trying and failing over and over again with diet and exercise. But what about the side-effects? The pain? The financial burden? The emotional toll? Kelley Gunter found herself dealing with all of these issues and many more as she weighed the decision to undergo bariatric surgery. Finding very few personal accounts from those who had gone through the same struggles, she decided to write about her experience in an effort to help others facing the same decision. Gunter struggled with her weight from an early age. Always self-conscious of her body, she endured the taunts of her classmates, rejections from boys, and painful nicknames such as “Richter” and “Tree Trunk Legs.” A natural athlete and a high-school cheerleader, she attempted to remain positive as well as physically- and socially-active, but her weight constantly thwarted her efforts to achieve the fulfillment she craved so desperately. As an adult, her demons followed her into her professional life, where co-workers and even supervisors perpetuated the hurtful body-shaming she had come to know so well. Her personal relationships suffered as her constant craving for love and acceptance caused her to make poor decisions in romantic partnerships. Gunter knew it was time for a change. Mustering all her strength, courage, and faith, she undertook the monumental task of preparing herself for weight-loss surgery. She attended workshops and meticulously researched various procedures until she found one that was right for her. She worked to obtain the necessary funding, taking out loans to make her goal a reality. She even endured unexpected life-threatening complications that left her not only bedridden, but saddled with additional debt and recovery time. Gunter leads the reader through her entire weight-loss journey in vivid detail. The reader will follow her as she copes with the early stages of recovery, where even the simplest tasks such as walking to and from the bathroom became nearly impossible struggles. Readers will journey with her as she works her way back to wellness, cry with her as she wrestles with the barrage of emotions that come with rapid weight loss, and rejoice with her as she begins to realize her goal of physical and emotional wellness. Whether you have grappled with personal body image, yo-yo dieting, lifelong weight issues, or even morbid obesity, you will find personal inspiration through Gunter’s compelling personal story of pain, struggle, and ultimate personal triumph. For those contemplating bariatric surgery, Gunter offers guidance, words of wisdom, and personal examples from beginning to end. For those seeking inspiration, she offers her personal story of spiritual faith, family, and friendships that served as a guiding force in her ongoing recovery and personal growth. For those seeking motivation, she offers the triumphant story of a desperate, but determined woman who takes matters into her own hands and reclaims the life she deserves. “When the world says, ‘Give up,’ hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time.’”


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Have you struggled with obesity, poor self-image, weight-related health problems, or simply a feeling of inadequacy or meaninglessness? Are you tired of feeling left out of the active world around you? Have you ever contemplated weight-loss surgery? It’s an option many consider, often after trying and failing over and over again with diet and exercise. But what about the s Have you struggled with obesity, poor self-image, weight-related health problems, or simply a feeling of inadequacy or meaninglessness? Are you tired of feeling left out of the active world around you? Have you ever contemplated weight-loss surgery? It’s an option many consider, often after trying and failing over and over again with diet and exercise. But what about the side-effects? The pain? The financial burden? The emotional toll? Kelley Gunter found herself dealing with all of these issues and many more as she weighed the decision to undergo bariatric surgery. Finding very few personal accounts from those who had gone through the same struggles, she decided to write about her experience in an effort to help others facing the same decision. Gunter struggled with her weight from an early age. Always self-conscious of her body, she endured the taunts of her classmates, rejections from boys, and painful nicknames such as “Richter” and “Tree Trunk Legs.” A natural athlete and a high-school cheerleader, she attempted to remain positive as well as physically- and socially-active, but her weight constantly thwarted her efforts to achieve the fulfillment she craved so desperately. As an adult, her demons followed her into her professional life, where co-workers and even supervisors perpetuated the hurtful body-shaming she had come to know so well. Her personal relationships suffered as her constant craving for love and acceptance caused her to make poor decisions in romantic partnerships. Gunter knew it was time for a change. Mustering all her strength, courage, and faith, she undertook the monumental task of preparing herself for weight-loss surgery. She attended workshops and meticulously researched various procedures until she found one that was right for her. She worked to obtain the necessary funding, taking out loans to make her goal a reality. She even endured unexpected life-threatening complications that left her not only bedridden, but saddled with additional debt and recovery time. Gunter leads the reader through her entire weight-loss journey in vivid detail. The reader will follow her as she copes with the early stages of recovery, where even the simplest tasks such as walking to and from the bathroom became nearly impossible struggles. Readers will journey with her as she works her way back to wellness, cry with her as she wrestles with the barrage of emotions that come with rapid weight loss, and rejoice with her as she begins to realize her goal of physical and emotional wellness. Whether you have grappled with personal body image, yo-yo dieting, lifelong weight issues, or even morbid obesity, you will find personal inspiration through Gunter’s compelling personal story of pain, struggle, and ultimate personal triumph. For those contemplating bariatric surgery, Gunter offers guidance, words of wisdom, and personal examples from beginning to end. For those seeking inspiration, she offers her personal story of spiritual faith, family, and friendships that served as a guiding force in her ongoing recovery and personal growth. For those seeking motivation, she offers the triumphant story of a desperate, but determined woman who takes matters into her own hands and reclaims the life she deserves. “When the world says, ‘Give up,’ hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time.’”

30 review for You Have Such a Pretty Face: A Memoir of Trauma, Hope, and the Joy that Follows Survival

  1. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    I did enjoy her story, and what she went through. I wasn't a fan of her religion and God in the whole book, I did try to take it as stride, but I am not religious, so it irked me a bit, but I was happy for her to find something to hold on through everything. I am unsure how to rate this since it's a memoir, and someone's story. You can't really rate someone's stories, can you? I will rate it based on the writing only, and the structure of the story. 🤷 I did enjoy her story, and what she went through. I wasn't a fan of her religion and God in the whole book, I did try to take it as stride, but I am not religious, so it irked me a bit, but I was happy for her to find something to hold on through everything. I am unsure how to rate this since it's a memoir, and someone's story. You can't really rate someone's stories, can you? I will rate it based on the writing only, and the structure of the story. 🤷

  2. 4 out of 5

    Casey

    Have you ever had rough spots in your life? Felt like you weren't good enough? You Have Such a Pretty Face is an amazing inspirational read for all of us less than perfect people. Kelley Gunter has overcome amazing hurdles and this book chronicles her journey. I cried through the first couple chapters, although I haven't experienced the same tribulations she has, I reflected on my own journey. Her wicked sense of humor balances out the hard times. I laughed as much as I cried. This book is a must Have you ever had rough spots in your life? Felt like you weren't good enough? You Have Such a Pretty Face is an amazing inspirational read for all of us less than perfect people. Kelley Gunter has overcome amazing hurdles and this book chronicles her journey. I cried through the first couple chapters, although I haven't experienced the same tribulations she has, I reflected on my own journey. Her wicked sense of humor balances out the hard times. I laughed as much as I cried. This book is a must read. Although geared toward people dealing with weight loss and the decision on how to move forward with treatment, it transcends to all of us. I'm determined to follow her outlook and be more positive in my life, to be more sensitive to others. If Kelley can overcome, we all can, and she wants to help us do it! Do yourself a favor, pick up this book. And then buy one for a friend

  3. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Kelley is a member of an online weight loss group I am in. Her success has amazed me, and I always notice how sweet she is. As soon as she told us she had a book, I had to read it. Kelley began her journey at 391 pounds. Through bariatric surgery, hard work, dedication, support from her family, and her faith in God, she lost an astonishing 243 pounds. Kelley tells us all that we have ever needed to know about her experience. We learn how rude and unkind people were to her, even doctors, coworker Kelley is a member of an online weight loss group I am in. Her success has amazed me, and I always notice how sweet she is. As soon as she told us she had a book, I had to read it. Kelley began her journey at 391 pounds. Through bariatric surgery, hard work, dedication, support from her family, and her faith in God, she lost an astonishing 243 pounds. Kelley tells us all that we have ever needed to know about her experience. We learn how rude and unkind people were to her, even doctors, coworkers, bosses, and friends. My heart broke for this sweet soul who was treated so poorly simply because of her weight and no other reason. We also learned how loving and supportive her inner circle was to her. Her son, her parents, her best friend, her bariatric surgeon and his assistant, Kim, her plastic surgeon, and her son's father. Kelley is so sweet that she shows us her kind soul when describing to us how others have shown her love and support. She also shines the love of Christ when forgiving those who have hurt her. I don't know that I could have been so nice about others being so hateful, regardless of why they were being so ugly. And can I just say how darling her son Alec is? The love he has and always did have for his mom is so heart warming. His servant's heart is definitely a reflection of his parents. Even though the relationship didn't work out, Alec saw his dad leave his girlfriend's home during the week to come take care of his mom after surgery. When his dad wasn't there, Alec's grandmother was. This child was surrounded by so much love and support that it seeped into his soul. I can't imagine how proud she is of the man he is. Kelley also shares with us every aspect of her surgeries. For anyone who says that surgery is the easy way out, they NEED to read this book. I never knew all that was involved from her every day life of not being able to do simple tasks like walking or grocery shopping, to making a difficult and scary decision to have the surgery, almost dying afterwards, the pain, the recovery, the vomiting for 10 months, the bathroom accidents, not being able to clean herself in the bathroom, the problems with extra skin, the surgeries to remove 11 pounds of skin, the drains, the months and months of pain, not being able to handle pain meds, not being able to sleep in bed, not being able to stand up straight - I could go on but Kelley describes it much better. Kelley's unwavering faith in God is such a testimony and something we should all strive to model. The way she tells us how obstacles were removed, paths were cleared, doors were opened for her and some that were shut, made my heart happy. And the Disney experience was chilling! (In a good way!) Even if you don't "know" Kelley, if you've ever wondered about any of these things, read her book. There are so many other issues she tackled that I know I'm forgetting. But I was left with the feeling that I would be honored to have someone like her as my friend, whether she is 391 pounds, 148 pounds, or any number in between.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    Just finished reading Kelly’s book after being super, highly recommended by Robin Lyne. I put it off for a long time because I don’t have a weight loss problem, so I didn’t think it had anything to do with me. This book is applicable to everyone. All of us have internal voices. The lucky people have uplifting ones - and that’s most likely achieved through hard work. There is a saying, “what you say to your children becomes their inner voice.” My mom came from an abusive household (mentally and p Just finished reading Kelly’s book after being super, highly recommended by Robin Lyne. I put it off for a long time because I don’t have a weight loss problem, so I didn’t think it had anything to do with me. This book is applicable to everyone. All of us have internal voices. The lucky people have uplifting ones - and that’s most likely achieved through hard work. There is a saying, “what you say to your children becomes their inner voice.” My mom came from an abusive household (mentally and physically). In turn, she said some horrible things to me. I have suffered from bi-polar, mania, anxiety, and ADD my whole life. What she said to me didn’t cause my mental health issues, but it sure didn’t help any. When I was 18 and started cutting, I heard those words. My internal pain was so great, it was overwhelming so I turned to physical pain for release. When I was on the brink of suicide, I heard those words. The cause of my depression is chemical, but I too, heard comments from well-intended people. “You are such a pretty/smart/funny girl.” What do you have to be so depressed about” and “snap out of it” and “you’ll grow out of it.” Mental depression was not a real sickness because you couldn’t see it. Your book speaks volumes for anyone going through mental anguish. Get rid of the toxic people in your life, surround yourself with caring and compassionate ones, and most important, be your own best friend. Thank you for sharing your beautiful and well-written story. And this also holds so much truth for people who were bullied. You live with a sense of inadequacy. It affects your everyday life. I was bullied at my last job. I was told I was stupid. It has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Since then, I have lost three jobs because I made simple mistakes or couldn’t pick up on concepts because inside, I knew I was too stupid. (The ADD doesn’t help any.)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Marta

    Just finished to read /in one turn/ amazing !!! book !!! " You Have Such a Pretty Face" by Kelley Gunter It was long in my "to read" bucket list, books worms read list is never ending one and very long, so many books so little time ... I decided to gift myself with this book for Mother's Day ... Memoir books are not simple books ... "Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained.” ― Thomas M. Cirignano Kelley's book is more than just a message ab Just finished to read /in one turn/ amazing !!! book !!! " You Have Such a Pretty Face" by Kelley Gunter It was long in my "to read" bucket list, books worms read list is never ending one and very long, so many books so little time ... I decided to gift myself with this book for Mother's Day ... Memoir books are not simple books ... "Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained.” ― Thomas M. Cirignano Kelley's book is more than just a message about her weight loss, her book is a bigger story , a story full of honesty #humanMoment 's of survival, struggle, love, heartbreak, determination and happiness. With incredible quality of writing Kelley take you through her life chapter about her physical and mental healing and transformation to share with your her life wisdom she gained through her life. We can benefit from the lesson she learned along the way.... so in the end you will not only find yourself in the pages but you will sure you are not reading this book by accident. This book has made its way into your hands for a reason.... May God bless me with patience till Kelley finish to write her second book ....

  6. 4 out of 5

    Chrissy

    Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Christian Nonfiction, Memoir This book is a great story of God's love, adversity through challenging times and hope. It tells of how Kelley Gunter dealt with bullies both in the past and present, the stress and health implications of being overweight at almost 400 pounds and her journey for not only losing 243 pounds but also keeping it off.  This book is unique in how it doesn't focus on diet and working out, but rather the mental health side of things. She explains why some pe Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Christian Nonfiction, Memoir This book is a great story of God's love, adversity through challenging times and hope. It tells of how Kelley Gunter dealt with bullies both in the past and present, the stress and health implications of being overweight at almost 400 pounds and her journey for not only losing 243 pounds but also keeping it off.  This book is unique in how it doesn't focus on diet and working out, but rather the mental health side of things. She explains why some people carry the extra weight and how to deal with the negativity that others dish out.  I enjoyed the various quotes and Bible verses throughout the book. Also, her stories about God's perfect timing was great. 🐍Disclaimer: This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jodie Marie Owen

    Wow! HOPE, this book is full of it! Raw, real, transparent. This book is relatable in ways that you feel as if you wrote the book yourself. Through all of my madness I was given the ability to feel normal and not alone through Kelley's words! This book is a must read! Kelley, you are amazing! Thank you for giving me back my hope, showing me that anything is possible, and strengthening my faith in God. You will forever be a blessing in my life! You have left your fingerprints on my heart! Thank yo Wow! HOPE, this book is full of it! Raw, real, transparent. This book is relatable in ways that you feel as if you wrote the book yourself. Through all of my madness I was given the ability to feel normal and not alone through Kelley's words! This book is a must read! Kelley, you are amazing! Thank you for giving me back my hope, showing me that anything is possible, and strengthening my faith in God. You will forever be a blessing in my life! You have left your fingerprints on my heart! Thank you, God bless you!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kira

    I tried, I really did. I even gave it a rest for a week and tried again. Got to 35% and I'm sorry, I just can't go on reading "God did this" and "God brought these people into my life" ad nauseum. If you believe in God, that's your business. I don't, and I don't read books that mention God every other sentence. This book would probably be great for someone contemplating bariatric surgery who is also religious. Not so great for me. I tried, I really did. I even gave it a rest for a week and tried again. Got to 35% and I'm sorry, I just can't go on reading "God did this" and "God brought these people into my life" ad nauseum. If you believe in God, that's your business. I don't, and I don't read books that mention God every other sentence. This book would probably be great for someone contemplating bariatric surgery who is also religious. Not so great for me.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Adam

    This book is a must-read for anyone who is going through the journey of bariatric surgery. The author describes in detail her rollercoaster ride before, during and after the procedure. She is very frank and pulls no punches. But the book is much more than a bariatric surgery memoir. It can also serve as a self-help book for anyone struggling with self-awareness and relationships with family, friends and loved ones.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Cathie Pollock

    A must read As I started reading this book I could relate. As I continued reading what Kelly went through and was able to over come is amazing. Her faith in God is strong and she is a strong woman. She gives you hope. I know I will re-read this book many times and get something out of it every time. So much to learn.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kelley Blair

    I related to Kelley’s book as we have had similar journeys. I saw her story on Daily Mail TV and it intrigued me. I struggled many years with a weight problem and agree with her that losing the weight is just part of the process. Emotions and how we deal with them are another. A story told from the heart. A faith that will carry you through resonates throughout the book.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Stacey

    Despite the fact that I am not a religious person, I don’t think that I’ve ever felt more of a connection with someone. I found myself nodding along with almost everything that was said/experienced. It’s wonderful to not feel alone in all of these thoughts and to be able to know that we’ll all be ok. Thank you for sharing for story! I needed to hear it!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jeanette Hammond

    Amazing Kelley Gunter has written a profound and inside look into her life. While not always sunshine and roses, she details her journey leading up to bariatric surgery and the road to recovery of not only her body but her soul. An amazing book and a must read.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Christine Crosby

    Thank you Kelley! Kelley offers an honest look at WLS...the good, bad and ugly. I was drawn in immediately because I identified with many things Kelley writes about. Kelley's story is inspirational, her determination is contagious. I love this book!! Thank you Kelley! Kelley offers an honest look at WLS...the good, bad and ugly. I was drawn in immediately because I identified with many things Kelley writes about. Kelley's story is inspirational, her determination is contagious. I love this book!!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mary Dennis

    I am a 10 year RNY post op and I’ve read a lot since my surgery and this book spoke to my soul! It is a MUST read for anyone who has had surgery or considering surgery. You know it’s a great read when you laugh, cry and grab highlighters!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Traci Hulback

    Success Story from the Heart! The story of one person’s very personal journey to both mental and physical wellness. Not everything was applicable to me, but there is a lot that spoke to me. Great read for anyone going through any kind of wellness journey.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey J

    Amazing! I think everyone going through the bariatric journey should take time and read this. Hearing what Kelley shared about her journey gives hope to others. I cannot wait to read her next book!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Angel

    I’ll say it again, I listened to this on audiobook. I would have to say if this book was nothing else, it was honest. Straightforward and honest. It was an eye opener to listen to her experience.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Bad Girl Bex

    After reading a couple of memoirs from the other side of the scale (anorexics/bulimics) I found myself picking up a couple of real life stories by people who went from being really overweight to losing an incredible amount of weight, via Kindle Unlimited. This book probably shouldn't have been something that would appeal to me, because it's basically a 'survivors' narrative (I really don't go in for books where the author identifies with being a victim) filled with religious references, appeals After reading a couple of memoirs from the other side of the scale (anorexics/bulimics) I found myself picking up a couple of real life stories by people who went from being really overweight to losing an incredible amount of weight, via Kindle Unlimited. This book probably shouldn't have been something that would appeal to me, because it's basically a 'survivors' narrative (I really don't go in for books where the author identifies with being a victim) filled with religious references, appeals to a higher power and a lot of talk about prayer. I'm an atheist, so I find it hard to understand a lot of religious experiences. I'm not an arsehole (not these days anyway, lol) and I completely respect a person's commitment to Christianity, but I struggle to truly 'get' what it is they're experiencing. In this book however, whilst the first couple of chapters sound a bit fluffy and full of therapy-speak (the author IS a trained counsellor) it's really worth wading through them to get to the meat of the story. Because it's a mind-blowing, scary story. Anyone who says that getting bariatric surgery is simply the "easy way out" really should read about the hellish journey Kelley went through on her mission to lose 270lbs and ultimately save her life. Nothing about her story is "easy" and she's incredibly candid with the details she shares with the reader. Would I ever opt to go through bariatric surgery after reading this? Well it's easy for me to just say no I wouldn't, it sounds like a terrible nightmare. But then I'm not a 400lb woman with a multitude of symptoms/diagnoses that mean my body is about give up and die. Kelley says she would definitely do it again in a heartbeat. Even though the issues she dealt with merely relating to the physiological effects of having the surgery, she also goes on to talk about the psychological problems that manifested after she reached her goal weight and how she wasn't mentally prepared for it. So if you do read this book and she sort of decide that you don't really care about the psychological after-effects of her losing all that weight, please do stick around to the end to find out some pretty huge and important information about Kelley's life. It's well worth the read. I didn't think I'd like this book as much as I did. I thought I'd be a bit put off by the overtly religious themes. But I wasn't. Kelley's faith is as much a part of who she is, as all the other things you learn about it throughout this book. She wouldn't be "her" without it. So I happily read through those bits, finding some of it quite enjoyable/inspiring. There are even a couple of scripture quotes included that even the most militant of atheists can on board with. The real life story being told here is of everything that makes up Kelley Gunter and her world. By the end of it, you'll definitely feel as though you know this author very well. Which is what she wants - to connect properly with the reader. Overall I really enjoyed this book. Roller-coasterish, definitely. Heartwarming, totally (her son comes across as an absolute hero!), humorous, absolutely (homecoming queen of crazy town). Read it all in one sitting this afternoon and was really glad that I did. It says that the author also has another memoir in the works and I'll definitely be on the look-out for it.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Pegi Frostholm

    So real and so applicable to everyone. Kelley Gunter tells her story in such a real way. She does not hold back - she went through a very tough time for many years after her bariatric surgery, and tells about all the struggles she went through, from her surgical recovery and complications, to her persisting body image issues even after her weight loss. Kelley’s message applies to everyone who struggles with self-image, a sense of self, and a feeling of not belonging in the world. Highly recommen So real and so applicable to everyone. Kelley Gunter tells her story in such a real way. She does not hold back - she went through a very tough time for many years after her bariatric surgery, and tells about all the struggles she went through, from her surgical recovery and complications, to her persisting body image issues even after her weight loss. Kelley’s message applies to everyone who struggles with self-image, a sense of self, and a feeling of not belonging in the world. Highly recommended.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ofa Fotu

    Easy read. I’m glad I read it because it gave me an insight into her surgery and source of weight gain. There were grammar and punctuation problems. She loves cliches. It has a very strong religious backdrop without really any specific gospel— just general Christian. Her use of hyperbole strangled meaning. The informational bits were useful though— about the surgery, risks, her recovery, and the loose skin experiences. I wish it had been written better— the content is so important.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Diane VanderLaan

    Kind of a bore It was like reading the notes from a support group. Don't understand how this got published. A lot of blah blah blah. She seemed very self involved. I learned nothing. Kind of a bore It was like reading the notes from a support group. Don't understand how this got published. A lot of blah blah blah. She seemed very self involved. I learned nothing.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Meagen Senn

    Just a reminder to keep health a priority - physically and mentally

  24. 5 out of 5

    Teri Bennett

    More than weight loss- Self-love, self-worth Good message, but tended to be repetitive at times with multiple paragraphs saying the same thing. It was a quick read.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    This book is by far an amazing one. A definite must read. True passion and self discovery on every page!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Dee Brinkley

    Loved the open and honest story Kelley tells! Her journey is definitely a different one. Such an inspiring book for anyone who has dealt with being morbidly obese!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Marisa

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I did not connect with this book at all. There are grammar and punctuation issues with it. I think her journey is a source of inspiration for many, and that's wonderful! I lost weight for health reasons, and I couldn't connect with how she felt about her body before the surgery. I know alot of people HATE themselves and see no worth until they lose weight ... but that isnt me. I'm happy it speaks to alot of people and gives them inspiration. It just made me really sad and frustrated that she did I did not connect with this book at all. There are grammar and punctuation issues with it. I think her journey is a source of inspiration for many, and that's wonderful! I lost weight for health reasons, and I couldn't connect with how she felt about her body before the surgery. I know alot of people HATE themselves and see no worth until they lose weight ... but that isnt me. I'm happy it speaks to alot of people and gives them inspiration. It just made me really sad and frustrated that she didnt embellish on the parts near the end where she finally realizes it's not about the weight at all, but rather working on her mental health journey.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Crystal R Woolard

  29. 5 out of 5

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  30. 4 out of 5

    Briana

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