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The Most Inspiring Before and After Picture Ever

The response to one woman's unique before and after picture inspired her to start a body-image movement and documentary. A must-watch for anyone on the journey to self-acceptance!
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  • What a powerful story! Society plays a big role in distorting what size a woman should be instead of just loving women for who they are. Forget what every nay-sayer tells you about how you should look! The only reason they say anything is because they are not happy with their own self. I believe God made a woman to be beautiful no matter her size, shape, color or age. - 7/7/2017 12:24:46 PM
    I cried, and sadly enough many of us can relate ... :/ - 2/8/2017 8:06:35 AM
  • Inspiring - 1/24/2017 4:40:21 AM
  • You are among so many sisters who've had those thoughts, many of us who have been told and come to believe all those terrible things about ourselves. I'm pushing 60, and I am just beginning to feel like I can "live" without having dieting down to thinness. Please make this documentary and show it everywhere!!!!!! - 11/1/2016 3:52:10 AM
  • I loved this video. We have all felt that way. - 5/24/2016 10:37:27 AM
  • So true. I cried. - 10/5/2015 5:42:09 AM
  • I've come to realize that I've had a distorted body image of myself since I was a child. When I look in the mirror it's like looking in a fun-house mirror. I see myself as fat and lumpy. I guess I never developed anorexia or bulimia because I don't throw up and would never do anything to harm myself. The only way I can judge my size is by the size of my clothes. When I was a size 6 I still saw myself as fat, but knew that wasn't accurate. You can't be a size 6 and fat. This was a painful video for me to watch. With age and the evil "shape shifter" I'm definitely no longer that size 6 and that's okay. My goal is to learn to like the body I have today. - 6/4/2015 5:27:48 PM
    Thanks! its made me look at my body in a different way - 5/12/2015 11:57:47 AM
    Wow! When I first saw the before and after photo, I was confused but then I watched the video. And I walk away with a new understanding about my own body image. - 5/10/2015 10:04:52 AM
  • I think my body is amazing. Sure it's far from perfect, but I celebrate what it can do. And not some unrealistic goal of what it might look like. It's because I love my body. That I take care of it. - 5/8/2015 10:41:31 PM
    Beautiful honest and real. This is the world I want to live in. I am tired of hating myself. - 4/13/2015 10:29:30 PM
  • I am inspired. I am sorry that a lot of you dont understand the message here - 4/12/2015 3:43:42 PM
  • Wrote a blog about Taryn that gives more insight.
    Here is the link if you are interested in learning more:

    I think she IS absolutely amazing!!!! - 4/9/2015 10:10:01 PM
    People who are criticizing this video are totally missing the point - she thought achieving the perfect body would make her happy. It didn't. She didn't ever say she quit working out because it wasn't worth it, or stopped taking care of herself. She wants to create a movement of women who stop being their own worst critics and start loving the body we have. I've been at my perfect weight and I still thought I was fat. I look in the mirror today and still think my body is ugly. It has nothing to do with how much I weigh, but how I perceive myself. And even though I haven't been overly vocal about my self-loathing, I can see my eldest daughter following in my footsteps. And that makes me sad. Loving your body does not mean you give up - loving your body means taking the best possible care of it that you are able to, giving yourself the grace to accept the imperfections, and being grateful for the things that it enables you to do. - 4/9/2015 10:00:23 PM
  • I'm completely tired of opening up this site to see her naked arse. I don't care what the message is! - 4/9/2015 9:41:39 PM