I want to spark ideas and conversations and inspire people to take active roles in their communities, relationships and their well-being.
I was a girl and became a woman. Something about having the freedom at home to be in the position I wanted, to have the people I wanted, was empowering.
I was this role model for heavy people. But the thing is, I never set out to be a role model at all, and I don't set out to be one now. I won't preach to anyone and tell them how to lose weight. I don't know any better than the next person.
If I had been on 'Bowling for Dollars,' I'd wind up owing them money.
Being fat worked, and I think that was what was confusing for me for a long time in my career.
I've lost 12 inches in three weeks. Every time I go for the costume fitting each week, it's smaller and smaller. I'm feeling great. I'm putting in the work. I'm getting a lot of sleep. Everything is on the backburner right now. 'Dancing' is my priority.
It was a long time in the making, my divorce. One day became less special than the next, and pretty soon, we ceased all conversation. It is a sad day when you have nothing left to say.
I hate the feeling of falling - I'll never jump from a plane - but I love a good roller coaster. Go figure!
What's the difference between tough love and acting like a jerk?
I never set out to be a role model for large women, I just do what I feel is right.
It's inspiring, I think, for women out there to see I'm a regular person. I am the every woman who's struggled with my weight.
Normal birth to me should not be numb from the waist down and waiting for the doctor to tell you to push. There's a reason we feel it. There's a reason we need to feel it.
I can't even plan tomorrow.
I do not want to die being known for doing baby mama DNA tests on my show.