"They say, 'We finally got out Dee back. Her personality is back. She's her bubbly normal self,' " Robinson said. "We're definitely closer."
She said she used to remove herself from situations, such as family cookouts, because she wasn't comfortable with her size, but now she's a lot more involved.
"I did it for me," Robinson said of losing the weight. "But maybe this whole weight loss process wasn't just for me. Never did I think I could inspire others. ... I get more gratitude from that than just knowing what I've done for myself."
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