Classmates derided her as “earthquake,” “fatso,” and “cow” in her formative years. But due to some determination and hard work, one woman decided to take a stand.
At age 25, Lindsey, whose last name was not revealed in a viral video, said she weighed nearly 500 pounds, according to a video montage of her efforts.
The woman recalled that it wasn’t only classmates who made remarks about her weight, but doctors told her at age 12 that she would have to get gastric bypass surgery due to a bevy of health problems.
When she went to the doctor’s office to schedule a bypass surgery, they told her no.
They said that she could drop the weight with her own determination and perseverance.
The video said that “she walked” and “climbed many stairs” to lose the weight.
The video montage also showed her running, hiking, and partaking in group races.
According to Littlethings.com, she lost nearly 300 pounds from her heaviest weight.
In the comments section of the video, a number of people said they were inspired by her significant weight loss.
“Wow, I am so proud of you, Lindsey! You are so inspiring to me. Thank you!!” one woman wrote.
Said another, “She was an amazing person in highschool and I’m glad to see her rocking it like this, You’re amazing Lindsay!”
“Thank you for being a tremendous inspiration! Your story has blessed me and motivated me to get to work!!! I LOVE IT! I appreciate you sharing and please continue to do so! 🙂 stay blessed and empowered! :-),” a third said.
A woman who once weighed more than a quarter of a ton said she has a second chance at life.
Woman Gets Second Chance at Life
Nikki Webster, who appeared in “My 600-lb Life,” said she lost more than 450 pounds in several years after medical officials said she might not have much more time to live. At her heaviest, she weighed some 650 pounds.
“It’s hard to imagine now how I used to live. It’s just become so vastly different,” she told People magazine. “It’s been hard. It has been the hardest two years of my life, but it’s been the most victorious and exciting.”
What helped her, Webster recalled, was getting gastric bypass surgery.
“It’s been difficult in ways that — I’ve had to learn new coping mechanisms. I’ve had to deal with things that I just could not deal with,” she explained. “I would deal with those things by eating. Now I’ve just learned to deal with them in healthier ways.”
She said that during her weight-loss experience, she sought help from a therapist.
“That’s a huge thing and I think just talking to people,” Webster added. “Instead of holding all of those frustrations and anxieties inward, I share them with people that I love and trust. I also exercise a lot and that helps.”
According to InTouch, when she was at her heaviest, was “banned” by her sister from seeing her kids in case her appearance and weight “distressed” them.
“My weight is debilitating. My body is so painful, I hate it. But I say this to myself. Food is an addiction to me and my addiction is killing me,” she said before trying to lose weight.