Left - I started at my heaviest weight @148 lbs about three years ago. I always was teased about my weight and I wasn’t happy about my body so I decided to change for myself. Eating healthy and working out wasn’t easy all the time. Weight loss was full of slip up’s and guilt trips, for me anyway.
Right - In summer 2016, I was at my lowest weight @120 lbs. I was proud of what I accomplished over the years - mentally and physically. Through all the strict dieting and “wow, you lost weight.”
Currently: I am @125 lbs, still striving to be the best version of myself. Through this journey, i’ve learnt to be mentally and physically stronger to push myself beyond my comfort zone. I’m not even close to my goals and I am currently still fighting for it everyday.
For those who dont know me, my name is diana frutos and i want to tell you my story :
ON THE LEFT, is me 2-3 years ago. I had ruined all relationships and friendships, i hated my life and i hated myself. I had a big drug problem, had very bad anxiety and depression, as well as an eating disorder . I was so far into such a negative life style . I was extremely insecure, I hated myself . I hated my body. I had no self respect . I was hopeless . I pushed everyone and everything that was positive away from me. I weighed 130, lacked respect, self confident and looked at substances and food for comfort . I was so lost, confused, young, immature, and insecure . I had lost myself, my grades dropped from a 4.0 to a 2.0 … i stoped trying , and i stopped caring for my body. My parents didnt notice anything, my silent cries for help were ignored, until one day, i met this boy, who impacted my life in the most positive way, he was there for me and made me feel like someone cared even though he didnt really know me. After meeting him and talking to him, i knew i had to change, i realized that even though my parents would hate me and not accept me after everything i had done, i needed help and i wanted to change for not only for myself, but see what he saw in me . I wasnt okay, but i did it, i asked for help . ON THE RIGHT, is me this MAY 4, 2013 at prom . I am two years clean from all substances . I no longer suffer from anxiety or depression and I have never been happier . I am not only healthy, but i am also fit . I weigh 103 right now & im not trying to loose weight but simply be the best version of me. I know respect myself and listen to my body . I really treat my body with care and have stepped away from junk food and alcohol as well . I no longer eat at fast food resturants with the exception of subway . I now smile all the time & i actually get ready . Most of my relationships with others are stable and healthy . I graduated high school with a 3.8 gpa , will attend sdsu in the fall, and even have a job now . As for the boy, he became my boyfriend and helped me along this whole process. I have never been happier to have changed my life to this fitness and health lifestyle . I am now capable of running atleast 5 miles non-stop now . I eat as clean as i can and eat moderate portions . Although i am not to my ideal body, i wont stop and now i understand that one must love themselves and that we must not strive to look like anyone else or the models we see in magazines . But to do it for ourselves, for our bodies, and to achieve our dreams . I know its not the best or most inspirational story, but this is my story .. and i finally had the courage to share it .