Why Weight? | by Gwen Winters

"Why weight" is my story because it represents waiting for the perfect life, job or experience. This title also means something that has held me back in taking chances or the way people see me. My weight has influenced my life and given me pain. As an almost 50-year-old woman, it has taken me years to realize God has given me the ability to succeed and create my own life — and experiencing it without worrying about waiting for something that may not be best for me.

No matter how much you weigh, rely on your soul to make the very best version of your self and how you bring positivity into your world. I'm still overweight today, but I have a beautiful family and a 6-year-old daughter I thought I could never have.

My mission is to guide and teach her that you shouldn't wait for the perfect thing to happen to you — and that no matter your weight, you can be whoever you want to be!


Gwen Winters lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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