Beauty

The Honest Truth

I shared a photo last week of my recent weight-loss. I hadn’t really noticed the difference, sure my clothes are a little loose (majorly loose) but other than that I’m still the same person.

I didn’t expect to receive so many positive comments. I have to be honest with you, normally I post on my personal Facebook and I get 1-3 likes and that is normally made up of my mum, Husband and stepdad. So to receive 68 likes and close to 50 comments was overwhelming and unexpected.

The reason I’m talking about this now? Well I didn’t even know if I wanted to talk about it. I mean does it really need to be talked about?

Evidently it does as I put my trust in someone who I thought was a friend, and I had asked them not to speak about this to anyone but I have since found out they have spoken about me to others. Why? I have no idea, it is my journey – is it even that important to anyone else?

So how did I do it? Everyone is asking for the magic formula. Well here it is, I had weight-loss surgery. Let me tell you this, it is not a magic formula, what is the magic formula is a lot of pain, tears and self-doubt. It definitely hasn’t been easy, it was one of the hardest decisions I ever had to make, I’ve had to change my diet dramatically and my lifestyle.

Why did I do it? I have always had issues with food and over-eating. I never felt full, and have had such a difficult relationship with food. My body ached constantly from the extra weight I carried, I had an extremley low immune system and always had a headache.

I’ve always been such a confident perso, it was never about how I looked. If you know me, I think I’m pretty great. Sure never knowing my actual size or finding clothes that fitted bothered me but I alway made it work somehow.

I actually lost close to 30 kilos on my own. on the back of a relationship breakdown, so I knew I could do it. Although, the way I lost it was extremely unhealthy. I was partying all night, and living on a diet of wine. At this time I was also taking Duromine (which helped with the non-sleeping part) but it was so unhealthy and messed with my mind.

I will say Duromine is wonderful if used properly and in small doses.

The most important thing that I want to come from this is -How you look and how much you weigh does not determine the person you are. You are beautiful exactly the way you are. You do not need to change for anyone. Just do what you need to do, to be a happy and healthy.

Life is too short not to be happy, trust me on this.

Reach out if you would like to speak further about weight-loss surgery or even details on my experience with duromine.

Sending much love,

Renee
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