I lost 100 pounds. Exercise (mostly playing the Wii game Just Dance 2) was part of the process. But I viewed it primarily as a means of calorie burning, and I recognize now that exercise's potential is so much deeper. Now, I try to use exercise for its meditative, strengthening, confidence- and mental-health-boosting, and relaxing effects. While I try to share the positive perspective I've gained on exercise, lest you think I'm a perfect weight-loss-maintaining exercise-guru, please check out my real talk page to see that I continue to struggle and make sense of fitness and my weight journey. I also have some videos on this topic, with plenty more to come!