image by author

I Lost 70 Pounds

and gained a mental breakdown

Let’s just get this out there up front — I’m a substantial person. I’m a 5’ 9” woman and, truly, big-boned. I have a loud laugh and large ideas. Whether I want to or not, I’ve never been able to fade into the background.

The largeness of me is something I’ve struggled with for as long as I can remember. From childhood, I felt I was just too much of…




Essays and observations on life from a corner of California

Recommended from Medium

Fitness of the Body

How I Get And Stay Motivated To Exercise

Why Your Diet Isn’t Working

6 Reasons to start Yoga practice- Yoga Teacher Training Goa

Functional Strength Training

A guy working with some dumbbells in a gyms

Weeks 10 & 11 — Realisations

5 Everyday foods to boost your energy

10 Ways You Can Turn the Coronavirus Pandemic Into a POSITIVE Life Event

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Sara Grace Stasi

Sara Grace Stasi

Poems, short fiction, photography, musings on life. Santa Cruz, California. BA American Lit | BA Anthropology | MA Education. Patreon: sgstasi

More from Medium

One Rule for Weight Loss That No One Talks About

Woman wearing a red shirt has one hand on her tummy, and she’s carrying a weight scale in her other hand

The Secret to Losing Weight after Giving Birth

Pregnant woman

One Easy Rule for Weight Loss (Part 1), but Will It Work?

The Connection Between Soul Food, Fast Food and the Impact it has on Black America