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

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Nanalove2018
Nanalove2018 Posts: 283 Member
edited April 2019 in Success Stories
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 πŸ’•

"Your setbacks were major, but so will be your comeback
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  • shanteel612
    shanteel612 Posts: 434 Member
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    You look awesome and congratulations on weathering the storm and reaching your goal.
  • cliosunshine1954
    cliosunshine1954 Posts: 7 Member
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    You look great. I'm glad you are more in control.
  • mmnv79
    mmnv79 Posts: 538 Member
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    You look great! Losing weight isn't easy, you should be super proud of yourself!
  • luccianaff
    luccianaff Posts: 69 Member
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    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.
  • snowflake954
    snowflake954 Posts: 8,399 Member
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    Congratulations on changing your life around. Best of luck in the future!
  • Annemariezonderma
    Annemariezonderma Posts: 45 Member
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    So inspiring, thanks for sharing!!
  • brenn24179
    brenn24179 Posts: 2,144 Member
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    wow, great job of loving yourself, it shows.
  • Nanalove2018
    Nanalove2018 Posts: 283 Member
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    Thank you wonderful people πŸ’•
  • o0kody0o
    o0kody0o Posts: 642 Member
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    Thank you for sharing your story. You look amazing (you also looked great before the weight loss 😊) Really inspiring πŸ’
  • New_Heavens_Earth
    New_Heavens_Earth Posts: 610 Member
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    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.
  • thatjodiegirl
    thatjodiegirl Posts: 95 Member
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    So inspiring! Thanks for sharing!
  • Nanalove2018
    Nanalove2018 Posts: 283 Member
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    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 πŸ’–
  • Nanalove2018
    Nanalove2018 Posts: 283 Member
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    So inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

    Thank you!!πŸ’•
  • Nanalove2018
    Nanalove2018 Posts: 283 Member
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    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 πŸ’–πŸ’•
  • Nanalove2018
    Nanalove2018 Posts: 283 Member
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    o0kody0o wrote: Β»
    Thank you for sharing your story. You look amazing (you also looked great before the weight loss 😊) Really inspiring πŸ’

    That means a lot to me, thank you πŸ’–πŸ’•
  • VeggieGirlforLife
    VeggieGirlforLife Posts: 777 Member
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    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:
  • Nanalove2018
    Nanalove2018 Posts: 283 Member
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    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 πŸ’•πŸ₯°
  • chasitystiff160
    chasitystiff160 Posts: 31 Member
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    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
  • 13ecca4
    13ecca4 Posts: 201 Member
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    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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