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Shamed For Being ‘Fat’ – But Look At Me Now | BRAND NEW ME

[Music] at my heaviest i weighed at 302 pounds i got to the point that i was like i’d rather be fat and just live with it the boyfriend that i was with at the time we had a heated argument turned around and was like lose some weight when you’re presented something like that you can either feel sorry for yourself or you can take it and run with it and make what you will of it i’ve lost 143 pounds over a period of three years when someone tells me that i can’t do something just sit and watch me [Music] growing up i’ve always been fairly active and loved my sport so i competed in any sport i could get my hands on it wasn’t until i went to university that i let go of all the things that i loved because i just tried to fit in i wasn’t playing a sport i wanted to just do what everyone else was doing you know i started going out a lot more i started eating what they were eating and that then just kind of snowballed and then throughout university i obviously saw my weight pile on at my heaviest i weighed 302 pounds good morning how are you good thanks that’s good i’ve made you breakfast like i do every morning [Music] daughter of the year that’s me were we ever concerned about ellie’s wedding yeah i i think we were and i think the biggest time it really dawned on us we all went as a family for walks i realized then how heavy she was and how difficult she was coping with the with the terrain and the walking itself you know her knee was starting to give up on her because of her weight and things like that they were affecting her now physically but that was then affecting her mentally and i suppose that’s really the first time it really dawned on us that we had a problem and we had to try and solve it probably at my biggest boyfriend that i was with at the time we had a heated argument he kind of turned around and was like move some weight if that i smile about now because it’s something that i honestly think has helped me i think that when you’re presented something like that you can either take it feel sad about it feel sorry for yourself and it doesn’t actually benefit you or you can take it and run with it and make what you will of it then i was like you know what i can do this and i will do it and i’ll prove everyone who thought that it wasn’t possible wrong i have lost 143 pounds i did it over a period of about three years and love living my new life i’ve not always had people that have supported me there’s definitely been people that have doubted me and i just use that to empower me to motivate me and that’s probably one of my biggest motivators when someone tells me that i can’t do something just sit and watch me when i was that weight i was like i’d just rather be happy in the weight that i am in and live my life but it wasn’t until i lost the weight that i realized being able to be comfortable in a bikini now even though i’ve got stretch marks even though i’ve got those things that a lot of people would look at as flaws i would never have been this confident before so we’re gonna pop over to kelly’s one of my best friends um and jump in the pool because it’s hot [Music] today [Music] for me the biggest compliment and the thing that makes me feel the most proud is to see the impact that i can have on others that for me is something that is is something that i’m most proud watching your journey definitely helps i was scared to start but by you kind of pushing me and helping me really like kick-started my own journey there’s times where you definitely think you’re alone so to have someone to look at and go wow she’s been through it go well i can do it as well you are your biggest critic and i think that you can criticize yourself so much more harshly than anybody else will it comes back to surrounding yourself with people that are supportive you know i’ve got some of the biggest hype women and men in my life and i love it i’m really proud of me and i think being proud of yourself is something that you eventually get to and you eventually come to terms with so yeah i’m pretty proud of myself you
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