About The Former Chubette

I started my diet at age 8 and ended it at age 26. It wasn't always the same type of diet, but I was always struggling to lose the extra 10, 15, or 20lbs. I tried everything from Deal-A-Meal (I love you Richard Simmons and your booty shorts!), Slimfast (like eating cardboard) and the South Beach Diet. I also tormented my body with laxatives, diet pills, and starvation at times.

It wasn't until I decided to make an active choice to be healthy for my husband and for my family that I lost the weight. I wish I could say that I had one Cinderella moment, but there wasn't. I just lost it through exercise and eating healthier. I became a runner, too, and I actively participate in races year round!

Now, I am getting to know myself as a Former Chubette. And, as a member of the Former-Chubette-Club (FCC), I am learning how to maintain my weight loss while feeling Madonna-confident and sassy.

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    Stephanie Menendez

    Wife, Producer, Blogger, Runner and, now New Mommy! I have always been on a diet until I got fit and ran a marathon. Then, I got pregnant, ate A LOT and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in August 2011. Now, it's time to get back to healthy!

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