“I am My sister’s keeper” is not just a cliche but a motto to actually live by. And it’s always nice when your friends show support of your endeavours.
LaTocha didn’t hesitate to show her gratitude by responding to the post saying, “Thanks so much my love!! Wait until everyone see’s what we got in store!! So excited for this next chapter💯 Here’s to Great Health and Great Food!!👑+ 👑=BossTings!!”
Latocha was always one of the bigger members of the multi-platinum selling group, Xscape. Struggling with her weight throughout her career, she lost a noticeable amount of weight after the group split. According to Madame Noire, the group was historically called ‘ugly’ by Biggie Smalls. (go figure, he’s got some nerve…anyhoo)
“I think my highest weight was 190 pounds. And I’m a lot smaller than that. Everybody wants to be known for who they are—not big girl, skinny girl or anything else so I was determined to get out of that shadow and just focus on eating healthier”, she told Madame Noire.
In another interview with “Out Loud with Claudia Jordan”, she broke down more intimate details about the mistreatment she endured due to her weight.
“Keep in mind, Claudia I was the big girl of the group Xscape. People would say, ‘The big girl can sing.’ I didn’t want that for my life. And my husband was like, ‘We’re going to start working out.’ He’s very brutally honest. And he said, ‘They’re saying all of these things about you Tocha but you can do something about them.’ So we just started working out. He loves working out. So he’s been my trainer since early on. And we’ve just been consistent.“
She’s taken her healthier lifestyle to new heights, introducing vegan recipes.
She continued, “It’s hurtful. Very hurtful. I came home a lot of nights crying. And that’s another reason my husband and I are as close as we are. Because he gave me that shoulder and he gave me the real. ‘Yeah, they’re saying this. I hear it. But you’re better than this. You’re beautiful. Inside and out. Once you realize that LaTocha, you’ll be fine.’ Every day we set goals. So he was very instrumental in me getting to LaTocha but it was very hurtful early on”.
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