Weight Loss Wednesday #16 – You Guys Actually Read This?!

I get asked a lot of questions about my weight loss. “How’d you do it? What plan are you on? What’s the secret?” There’s no secret. It’s good old fashioned diet and exercise. That is the only way, I believe, to make a permanent change.

When The Emily Program reached out to me about an interview, I was caught off guard. Yes, I’m very public about my journey but I never thought anyone was actually listening. The Emily Program is nationally recognized for their compassionate and personalized approach to eating disorder awareness, treatment, and lifetime recovery. Below is an excerpt from my interview…

“For Ellen, she is now able to communicate that her walk matches her talk: ‘I think one of the best things I have learned is that it’s not about making yourself feel bad about where you are at within your journey–it’s a process. Once I learned that, I noticed myself being nicer with how I talk and treat myself.’ This lesson is one that resonates with me, and the sentiment is echoed by The Emily Program staff.”

Thank you to Tiffany and The Emily Program for letting me share my story. To read the entire interview, click HERE.


  1. I follow your journey mostly on Facebook. I like the what is Ellen wearing today. You seem to be always smiling, a good thing. I wish you the best in your weight loss journey, it’s not easy.

  2. I have followed you since you were in Michigan. I miss you! I agree with you about the weight loss journey. There is no secret. I am taking it day-by-day, step-by-step process for me. I still have a ways to go, but for me it has been about health. Thank you for sharing your journey!