I've known Sheila all my life. Together, our families immigrated to the U.S., through Turkey, and grew up next door. She's a few years older than me, but a cousin I've always looked up to.
While struggling with weight loss for much of her life, Sheila asked me to do a "before" shoot as she looks to start her own blog and inspire others through her story. She notes that many of the people who have lost weight through natural means, have been an inspiration for her, and she hopes to do the same for others. (Once she gets that up and running, I'll tag it here!)
For now, know that the photos below are just the beginning of a journey, still gorgeous, and of a woman who knows how to "sexy eye" the camera!