My Story: “It’s Not About Weight Loss, It’s About Health Gains”


She appeared in the Oscar nominated film “Precious,” on numerous comedy stages and television sitcoms, but the next starring role actor, stand-up comedian, writer and director Erica Watson wants to land is that of a healthy Erica.  She embarked on a journey to not only lose weight, but to be healthy inside and out. She sat down with BDO to share in her process:

BDO: Was there a defining moment that made you want to lose weight?
EW: I wish there was only one defining moment. Unfortunately there were many moments that added up to me being a very frustrated woman. Listen, I love my body and I encourage all women to embrace themselves no matter what size they are, but I know that for losing weight is necessary in order for me to have a better quality of life. I had a horrible incident with Southwest Airlines as well as a Delta Airlines flight that forever scarred me. I also had a really bad case of Sciatica last year. All of those things coupled with me just wanting to get healthy lead to me starting my fitness journey.

BDO: What is your goal weight and how much have you lost so far?