From the time Tori, a 41-year-old artist and mother of two, was a little girl, she says she's always considered herself "chubby."
"I've always had a weight issue," she says. "In my mind, I was always known as 'the girl with the pretty face.' I would think … 'but she has such an ugly body.'"
When Tori passes a store window or a mirror, she never turns to check out her reflection. "I just don't like the silhouette that I see," she says.
Tori says she feels good when she's creating art because she's judged by her body of work, not by how she looks. "I feel like people would probably love me so much more if I was in shape," she says. "I'm a great mom, I feel like I'm a great wife, but I feel like I don't take enough time to concentrate on me."
Over the years, Tori says she's put so much emphasis on caring for her family that she's forgotten to do what's best for her…but not anymore! "With this opportunity, I'm just going to take full advantage of it," she says.