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

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  • snickerscharlie
    snickerscharlie Posts: 8,582 Member
    Well done and well said!
  • missysippy930
    missysippy930 Posts: 2,546 Member
    edited April 2019
    Congratulations, beautiful young lady!
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  • Fivepts
    Fivepts Posts: 520 Member
    Hi! Great to hear your story. You are a beautiful person. Congratulations on your endurance.
  • AudreyJDuke
    AudreyJDuke Posts: 1,093 Member
    Great Story!!!!!
  • YadaYadaYada64
    YadaYadaYada64 Posts: 50 Member
    So much accomplished at such a young age! Congrats on acquiring the tools to help you live s fulfilling and fun life!
  • Nanalove2018
    Nanalove2018 Posts: 283 Member
    edited April 2019
    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

    Yes I did 😊 and at first I low carbed it. Not keto but less than 100
  • Nanalove2018
    Nanalove2018 Posts: 283 Member
    13ecca4 wrote: Β»
    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.

    Thank you lots πŸ’–πŸ€—
  • Nanalove2018
    Nanalove2018 Posts: 283 Member
    Well done and well said!

    Thanks!!!πŸ€—
  • Nanalove2018
    Nanalove2018 Posts: 283 Member
    Fivepts wrote: Β»
    Hi! Great to hear your story. You are a beautiful person. Congratulations on your endurance.

    πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ€— thanks for the support
  • Nanalove2018
    Nanalove2018 Posts: 283 Member
    Great Story!!!!!

    πŸ’–πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•
  • Nanalove2018
    Nanalove2018 Posts: 283 Member
    So much accomplished at such a young age! Congrats on acquiring the tools to help you live s fulfilling and fun life!

    Awe shucks, thanks πŸ’–
  • whmscll
    whmscll Posts: 2,254 Member
    You are so pretty, starting with the very first picture you posted. Congrats on taking control of your own life and health early, you have so much ahead of you. Your story is inspiring.
  • efrensgirl2015
    efrensgirl2015 Posts: 480 Member
    You are so beautiful!
  • regirom
    regirom Posts: 32 Member
    Thank you ! I needed to hear this today. Your story is a true inspiration ! Congratulations !
  • Keladelphia
    Keladelphia Posts: 820 Member
    Truly impressive transformation! It's so great you decided to take your health into your own hands at a young age instead of waiting close to 30 years like I did. Wishing you best of luck keeping those healthy habits in the future :)
  • brenn24179
    brenn24179 Posts: 2,130 Member
    edited April 2019
    Keep reporting to us, you look great !
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  • Lukdbestucan16
    Lukdbestucan16 Posts: 168 Member
    edited April 2019
    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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    Wow. Good job
  • christinedlg50
    christinedlg50 Posts: 137 Member
    edited April 2019
    Bravo!!! What an inspiration! Self love and Self care are the foundation. How you got there was a journey. Sharing that journey is important!
  • waitingformyruca
    waitingformyruca Posts: 9 Member
    Talk about a glow up, you look stunning !!!!
  • texasredreb
    texasredreb Posts: 541 Member
    I'm decades older than you, but you are very inspiring! Kudos on your transformation: mind, body, and spirit!!