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My setbacks were major, but so is my comeback ✊🏽 An honest story of losing 130 pounds.

Nanalove2018Nanalove2018 Posts: 263Member, Premium Member Posts: 263Member, Premium Member
January 19th, I stepped on the scale at 19 years old and saw that I was a whopping 301.2 pounds. It was one of the most eye opening days of my life. How could someone so young got to be so unhealthy? This is not just because of my extreme obesity but my mental state, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and being pre diabetic.

That day I chose to change my life around. Through calorie counting and exercising, I managed to finally lose over 130 pounds in college.

This is not to say that my setbacks were not major. You had a cheat day or weekend? I had cheat months! You gained some weight back? So did I plus tax lol. As a result, I started to develope unhealthy obsessions and behaviors in order to insure I didnt gain the weight back. Thankfully, I put a stop to those habits 6 months ago. The journey was not always a high one. However, it was one worth going through.

After weight loss, I soon realized that it does not fix everything. As I said in a post before, weight loss exposes the cracks of things that were already broken. Therefore, I chased after guys, tried to please everyone, wanted external validation, lost friends, got side eyes from family members, and most importantly I started to beat up and correct myself over the simplest things.

I thought love came after weight loss but that is not the truth. I urge anyone who is on this journey to do it for YOU not pressures from anyone else. You are beautiful now and anyone who can not see that should be dropped faster than the weight.

For me, I have learned a lot since I first stepped on the scale. Not just about people but myself. I realized I had emptied my own cup trying to fill everyone else's. I realized that it was never about perfection but about progression. After dealing with an anxiety and depressed filled 2018, I decided to take strides towards creating my own little self love movement. I do not wish to push my message on anyone but I hope this helped you in some way.
301.2-->168 pounds

Have a great day 💕

"Your setbacks were major, but so will be your comeback
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  • shanteel612shanteel612 Posts: 462Member Member Posts: 462Member Member
    You look awesome and congratulations on weathering the storm and reaching your goal.
  • cliosunshine1954cliosunshine1954 Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    You look great. I'm glad you are more in control.
  • mmnv79mmnv79 Posts: 522Member Member Posts: 522Member Member
    You look great! Losing weight isn't easy, you should be super proud of yourself!
  • luccianaffluccianaff Posts: 23Member Member Posts: 23Member Member
    What a fantastic story! I agree the mental needs to be worked on for true change to happen. I'm on that journey as well. "I realized that it was never about perfection but about progression" is a fantastic way to look at it.
  • snowflake954snowflake954 Posts: 3,994Member Member Posts: 3,994Member Member
    Congratulations on changing your life around. Best of luck in the future!
  • AnnemariezondermaAnnemariezonderma Posts: 45Member, Premium Member Posts: 45Member, Premium Member
    So inspiring, thanks for sharing!!
  • brenn24179brenn24179 Posts: 1,716Member Member Posts: 1,716Member Member
    wow, great job of loving yourself, it shows.
  • Nanalove2018Nanalove2018 Posts: 263Member, Premium Member Posts: 263Member, Premium Member
    Thank you wonderful people 💕
  • o0kody0oo0kody0o Posts: 499Member Member Posts: 499Member Member
    Thank you for sharing your story. You look amazing (you also looked great before the weight loss 😊) Really inspiring 💝
  • New_Heavens_EarthNew_Heavens_Earth Posts: 521Member Member Posts: 521Member Member
    Thanks for sharing your story. I'm in the same space as you were on many accounts. It's so encouraging to see there is hope.

    You look beautiful before and now. Much happiness to you.
  • thatjodiegirlthatjodiegirl Posts: 95Member Member Posts: 95Member Member
    So inspiring! Thanks for sharing!
  • somethingsorightsomethingsoright Posts: 90Member Member Posts: 90Member Member
    You look so perfect. I'd see you on the street and would never imagine you ever had a weight problem. Thank you for sharing your story. I really needed it today.
  • Nanalove2018Nanalove2018 Posts: 263Member, Premium Member Posts: 263Member, Premium Member
    You look so perfect. I'd see you on the street and would never imagine you ever had a weight problem. Thank you for sharing your story. I really needed it today.

    Awe shucks, thank you. Glad I could be of help 💖
  • Nanalove2018Nanalove2018 Posts: 263Member, Premium Member Posts: 263Member, Premium Member
    So inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

    Thank you!!💕
  • Nanalove2018Nanalove2018 Posts: 263Member, Premium Member Posts: 263Member, Premium Member
    Thanks for sharing your story. I'm in the same space as you were on many accounts. It's so encouraging to see there is hope.

    You look beautiful before and now. Much happiness to you.

    Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to seeing your story 💖💕
  • Nanalove2018Nanalove2018 Posts: 263Member, Premium Member Posts: 263Member, Premium Member
    o0kody0o wrote: »
    Thank you for sharing your story. You look amazing (you also looked great before the weight loss 😊) Really inspiring 💝

    That means a lot to me, thank you 💖💕
  • VeggieGirlforLifeVeggieGirlforLife Posts: 506Member Member Posts: 506Member Member
    You look fantastic ~ congratulations! Your story is not only inspiring, I'm sure it will help to encourage others and that's a wonderful way to use social media. I think all of us should create a little self love movement! :flowerforyou:
  • Nanalove2018Nanalove2018 Posts: 263Member, Premium Member Posts: 263Member, Premium Member
    You look fantastic ~ congratulations! Your story is not only inspiring, I'm sure it will help to encourage others and that's a wonderful way to use social media. I think all of us should create a little self love movement! :flowerforyou:

    Thank you love 💕🥰
  • chasitystiff160chasitystiff160 Posts: 31Member Member Posts: 31Member Member
    You look great girl did you eat the same way and just kept within your calories and I love your story i have high blood pressure and I am pre diabetic
  • 13ecca413ecca4 Posts: 198Member Member Posts: 198Member Member
    How could someone so young be so sage. :)
    What an inspiring story. Congratulations on your transformation, mind, body and soul and beautiful in all 3.
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