I was deeply touched and honored when my friend L asked me to take her portrait. She has a simply amazing story. A little over a year ago she was facing a medical situation that required her to lose weight. L was a size 26 and had been overweight most of her life.
After a few months of dieting she realized that if she exercised, her daily diet could include a little more food. L took up bicycling and joined a gym and hired a personal trainer. About a year later she lost over half her weight and is now a size 8.
She is planning to ride in the Seattle to Portland event this summer. I will be there to cheer her on as she truly is one in a million.