Before: Oct 2012 - 240+ pounds
After: Oct 2016 - 195.8 pounds
I was smiling in my before picture, but I wasn’t happy at all. I left school, worked a job I hated, and was in a toxic relationship. 2 years later, I lost my parents a week and a half apart (Mother lost her battle to breast cancer. My father had a heart attack. He died on the day of my mother’s funeral). From that point, I was numb. August 2015, I attempted suicide. I knew I hit rock bottom. I wanted to live. I started going to therapy. I quit my miserable job. I started working out and eating cleaner. I left my toxic relationship. I’m back in school. I fell in love with myself. I’m so proud of how far I’ve come. I still have my down days, but I continue to fight. I choose peace. I choose happiness. I choose to live.