Vrouw valt 160 kg af en wordt uitgelachen omwille van haar hangende huid.

Jacqueline Adan uit San Mateo in de Amerikaanse staat California is een blogster die tot voor kort nog 255 kg woog. Haar overgewicht was het gevolg van een eetstoornis. Ze besloot echter om haar leven drastisch te veranderen. Ze veranderde haar eetgewoontes en begon aan sport te doen. Het gevolg was ongelofelijk: op deze manier zou Jacqueline 160 kg afvallen.

Neveneffect

Maar deze indrukwekkende prestatie had een neveneffect. Omdat Jacqueline zo snel afslankte, kon haar huid zich niet aan haar nieuwe omvang aanpassen. Haar huid werd slap en begon te hangen. Hoewel ze zoveel was afgevallen, schaamde ze zich voor haar uiterlijk.

#flashbackfriday to the first time I fit into a one piece jumpsuit. At my heaviest, I was never able to wear the clothes I wanted and I had to order the biggest size online. Having a love for fashion, I set a goal to one day be able to go shopping, in a store, with my friends and be able to try on clothes in the dressing room and buy something! When that day happened, I remember sitting in the dressing room crying! My friends begging me to come out and show them! Walking out and showing that this one piece fit was a huge moment! I don't know who was more excited!! Never be afraid to celebrate all of the small moments along your journey. Never think that they are just something small or stupid. Celebrate those moments!!! Those are the times that you will never forget! . . . #jacquelineadan #jacquelinesjourney #weightloss #weightlossgoals #weightlosssupport #weightlossjourney #nonscalevictory #nsv #extremeweightloss #lovemybody #lovemyshape #loveyourself #losingweight #extremeweightloss #bodypositivewarrior #fitfam #fitspo #fitness #fit #plussize #plussizefashion #fashionblogger

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Met de tijd vond de Amerikaanse toch de moed om naar het zwembad of het strand te gaan. Helaas wachtte haar een vreselijke verrassing: enkele mensen maakten gemene opmerkingen toen ze Jacqueline zagen. Toen ze aan het hotel van het zwembad haar kleed uittrok dat haar benen bedekte, begonnen enkele wildvreemden plotseling te wijzen en te lachen.

Went on a little boat ride today and saw lots of dolphins and even a sea turtle! Being able to climb onto a little boat and not worry about if you can fit or if the boat will sink feels amazing! Normally I would just say I did not want to go, and stay off while everyone else went and had fun, or even worse no one else would go and enjoy themselves because they felt bad to leave me. The journey we take in life is something I hope you never take for granted! There will be hard times, and times you think it's not worth it. But remember this is a journey. Learn to love the ride, and not focus so much on the destination. Enjoy all the little moments! Because they add up to big moments! . . . . . #jacquelineadan #jacquelinesjourney #fattofit #bodybuilding #nsv #bodypositive #bodyposi #goals #extremeweightloss #noexcuses #losingweight #weightloss #weightlosssupport #weightlosscommunity #beforeandafter #beforeandafterweightloss #weightlosstransformation #weightlossbeforeandafter #weightlossblogger #onaquest #fit #fitspo #nonscalevictory #perfectlyimperfect #fitfam #fitspiration #fitness #workoutmotivation #effyourbeautystandards

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Nadat ze terugkwam uit vakantie, publiceerde ze op Instagram een foto van haar benen met de volgende boodschap:

When we were on vacation in Mexico a few weeks ago, it was the first time I had worn a bathing suit in a long time, and it had been even longer since I wore a bathing suit without a cover up. I was nervous to take my cover up off and to walk into the pool or walk on the beach. I still felt like that same 500 pound girl…then it happened. A couple sitting by the pool started laughing and pointing at me and making fun of me as soon as I took my cover up off. So what did I do? I took a deep breath, smiled and walked into the pool. That was a huge moment for me. I had changed. I was not the same girl anymore. Yes I still have a lot of loose skin, I may still feel insecure at times, and yes I may still get made fun of. To be honest, yes it bothered me. But I was not going to let people like that affect me anymore! I am not going to let what other people think of me stop me from living my life. They do not know me. They do not know how I have worked my ass off to lose 350 pounds. They do not know how I am recovering from major surgeries. They have no right to sit and point and laugh at me. That's why I smiled. It does not matter what others say or if they try to doubt you or try to bring you down. What matters is how you react to it. How you feel about yourself. Loving yourself just the way you are is hard. Others might not like that. That's ok. I hope you love yourself. Love your body. I hope you keep doing you and just keep smiling! . . . . . #jacquelineadan #jacquelinesjourney #effyourbeautystandards #selfloveclub #selflove #lovemybody #lovemyshape #loveyourself #teamself #extremeweightloss #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #weightlossmotivation #beforeandafter #beforeandafterweightloss #wlstories #onaquest #bodybuildingcom #bodypositive #bodyconfidence #bodyposi #transformationfitnation #motivationmonday #mondaymotivation #fitfam #fitspo #bodytransformation #igtransformations #transformationjourney

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Oppervlakkige mensen

“Ik was een beetje zenuwachtig om naar het strand of het zwembad te gaan. Ik voelde me terug als dat meisje van 200 kg. En toen gebeurde het. Een koppel aan het zwembad begon te lachen en te wijzen, en ze maakten me compleet belachelijk.

Dus wat deed ik? Ik nam diep adem, glimlachte en sprong het zwembad in. Dat was een groot moment voor me. Ik was veranderd, ik was niet meer dezelfde vrouw. Ik heb nog een beetje een losse huid, ik voel me af en toe nog onzeker, en af en toe word ik ook nog uitgelachen.”

Om eerlijk te zijn, ja, het zit me dwars. Maar ik zou mensen mijn gemoedstoestand niet langer laten beïnvloeden.

Ik laat niet meer toe dat anderen mijn leven bepalen.”

The picture on the left is from Our engagement party. Even though we did not have a date in mind, since I wanted to wait until I felt comfortable and confidant in my own body, we still wanted to celebrate with our close family and friends. At this point, I had already lost about 175 pounds and I had this skirt custom made for me. I remember emailing the woman who made these skirts and asking her if she would make it custom to fit me, since the sizes offered were all too small. I wanted this specific white and pink stripe skirt because it matched the girl on our party invitations. I was so happy she said yes! Fast forward to a few years later…same girl, same skirt, but a big difference! The biggest difference is not how I look, but I feel about myself now! (Sorry about the pic quality…it's the best I had) . . . . #jacquelineadan #jacquelinesjourney #tbt #throwbackthursday #beforeandafter #beforeandafterweightloss #bodyconfidence #bodypositive #bodyposi #extremeweightloss #weightloss #weightlosstransformation #weightlossbeforeandafter #weightlossmotivation #motivation #fit #fitspo #fitfam #fitness #igweightloss #onaquest #fattofit #ootd #bodymakeover #bodybuilding #bodybuildingcom #lovemyshape #wlstories #transformation #transformationinprogress

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Algauw worden we op basis van ons uiterlijk in een hokje gestopt. Gelukkig slaagde Jacqueline erin om deze oppervlakkige mensen te negeren, wier leven wellicht zo saai is dat ze zich vrolijk maken over anderen. Jacqueline toonde de moed om haar verhaal publiek te maken. Ze is een stichtend voorbeeld!

DEEL het verhaal van Jacqueline met je vrienden om anderen te inspireren!

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