A SYDNEY woman who lost almost 40kg after an addiction to pizza has opened up about what truly motivated her to drop her unhealthy habit.
Rebecca Lee, 30, has revealed that “excruciating pain” in her ovaries was the final straw, which encouraged her to lose weight.
“I decided to visit the doctor. She asked me if I ever wanted to have children, to which I said ‘of course I do’,” Ms Lee wrote in an online blog.
“She looked me dead in the eye and told me that my unhealthy eating habits and lifestyle could severely compromise that.”
“That one conversation was the harsh reality check I needed to take control and get my life back. At that point I weighed in at 116kgs and was a size 20.
“How was I, this big fat, ugly girl ever going to be able to step foot into a gym?
“I remember that feeling like it was yesterday. Walking through those doors took every ounce of courage I had left in me. I was emotionally fragile and physically shaking.
“My stomach was in crippling knots, my throat was dry and I had to hold back the tears just to talk to the person on the front desk.”
Lee also recalls the heartbreaking moment she attended her first gym session.
“My worst nightmares came true — I was laughed at and called names by a group of boys from my local area who stood behind me for the entire 20 minutes whilst I was on the treadmill,” she said.
“They said horrible, horrible things, loud enough for me to hear.
“I truly believed my entire existence was an embarrassment.”
After a year of hitting up the gym, Lee said she cut out fried food, fizzy drinks and takeaway.
“My weight went from 116kg to 80kg,” she said.
“The excessive weight gain had done physical damage to my body.
“I had stretch marks and I was devastated to find that after all of those hours in the gym, my breasts now looked like deflated balloons.
“Without my family knowing, I looked up plastic surgeons in Sydney and made an appointment to see a doctor.
“My parents were in disbelief and extremely upset that I would want to do such a thing to my body, but my mother decided that she would be coming for the consultation as there was no way she was going to let me go alone.”. What all she did is by using this 2 Week Diet