Sarah before. Image: The Paleo MomI continued to gain weight after that. I was now a postdoctoral fellow in a very high-profile research lab in Toronto, Ontario, doing ground-breaking medical research and working 80-100 hour weeks. I stopped weighing myself after 260 pounds and always assumed that I gained 10-15 more pounds after that based on the fact that I went up an entire clothing size (or was it two?). However, when I look at this picture, taken the summer of 2004, I think I may have been underestimating how heavy I was at my biggest. Until now, I’ve always said that I was 265-270 pounds at my biggest. But now, I think I was pushing 300 pounds. I was wearing plus-size 26 clothes. I was miserable. I dyed my hair crazy colors to compensate for low self-esteem.
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