She even admitted that her body image problems stemmed from Michael making fun of her weight.
For the show Good Times, it was the wardrobe woman who would put her down. Her chest had to be bound because she was "developing too quickly." And then the next season, she was flat out told to lose weight.
She said it was because of finding comfort in food too often:
“Sometimes even healthy food. But too much. I could very easily pick myself apart. That’s what I did.”
And that's the motivation behind joining Nutrisystem (along with being well paid, we assume!):
"It’s a matter of maintenance and keeping the weight off. My success plan was to feel good about myself and be healthy.”
That's the best way to look at it — and if you can help others in the process, even better!
We're glad you were able to get through it all, that's for sure!
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