Part one in a series about personal transformation. Discover what a weight loss journey actually entails in this poignant, starkly honest account of what is involved before, during, and after massive weight loss. Unless you have been on this journey yourself, you will learn things that will surprise you.  The SM Store Media Services Group [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons When I got the receipt from the cashier and grabbed my shopping bags, I knew I was in very big…