At 16 years old, she topped the scales at 409lbs, considered having bariatric surgery, even went to see a doctor, but that specialist turned her down because she would never look “normal” with the extreme weight loss.
“At 5 feet, 5 inches tall, I was at my heaviest weight of 414 lbs. I hated myself and was disgusted by the girl I saw in the mirror.
It wasn’t always this way. Growing up, I was heavier than my five siblings – I was always the “fat kid” or the “fat friend” – but I was still happy, outgoing and active. My parents took me to doctor after doctor and tried every diet possible, but I would gain a pound or two a week. It was frustrating because I was doing everything I was told to do, but nothing seemed to work. ”
H/T People Magazine