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A&E Heavy review, Ashley and Sharon

So I'm getting a lot of hits by people searching for heavy reviews. I only had a chance to review the premiere and it's been a few since then but one in particular was my favorite and I just had to talk about it.

So, I'm pretty sure the episode with Ashley and Sharon was episode #3.


After the previous episode which was very difficult to watch for me, cuz I'm not really into dramatic moments and watching people's personal breakdowns, (I prefer personal triumphs.) this episode was really fantastic.

Ashley had a drinking problem, was living with her alcoholic dad, and Sharon's son who was bipolar had committed suicide less than a year earlier. She said he had wanted her to be healthy and it seemed everything changed for the better for her when she decided that her loss/health would be in his memory. Her story was beautiful and her commitment, impressive.

Here is Sharon, before and after:

It truly felt like you were watching her transform from a grieving mother, to someone celebrating their sons life and her own by taking it back and ensuring she would be there in the future for her other children. 

Ashley, I didn't have high hopes for to be totally honest. I mean I did but then there was the alcohol issue and the idea of working in a bar and serving greasy fast food after being in the program...But she got her shit together and it was pretty impressive the way she was making these decisions that seemed difficult, that many people feel they should make in life to better themselves.

 Most people in my experience are unable to do the hard work necessary to get to a better place even when staying where they are is causing themselves misery.

As a friend once said to me, we seem to "prefer the familiar, even when it's detrimental to us." I suppose we are creatures of habit. Kudos to Ashely for wildly exceeding my expectations, not just about her weight loss, but about who she was and who she is becoming

Here is Ashley before and after:

Ashley and I started at near the same weight. It's so great to see someone with struggles similar to mine making it. It gives me hope, thanks for that Ashley! 

Thanks to both of these women for beings strong for each other and for us and showing us that regardless of personal issues that may impede our weight loss, it is definitely possible to overcome.

Did you watch this episode? Let me know what you thought of it below! I'm a little behind on the most recent ones so shhhhh with spoilers for newer episodes!



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  1. No, I did not watch those episodes. SO I will not way in on that. But, I did just find your blog through Jackie. I am. My mom was bipolar and I cared for her, was her guardian for years. She passed away a year ago. I always felt like she was robbed of life. SO smart, yet so ill.

    Im eager to learn moet about you through your blog. You may know of Julie from http://julielostandfound.blogspot.com/. Julie is also bipolar and has a great blog, although she has been absent for a bit.

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