Inspirational Story Of A Woman Who Lost 70kg After Being Rejected By Her Crush

6Growing up heavy

Rachael has said that growing up she was always a chubby girl and at one time was around 300 pounds. She knew she was overweight and was sure she will not live to see her 25th birthday. You must be wondering what kind of life she had that could’ve led to this situation, keep reading.

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7A life of grief

Both of Rachael’s parents were police officers and when she was a child this meant that she was home alone quite a lot and was allowed to eat anything she wanted. With no proper supervision at a young age, she began to eat whatever was at home and most of it was junk food.

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8Mother’s death

Rachael’s mom, Kim had been diagnosed with systemic mastocytosis. This is a rare disease that develops rapidly and leads to organ damage and organ failure. Since her mother was her best friend and they did everything together, Rachael was heartbroken when her mom passed away when she was just 7-years-old.

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9Turning to food

With her mom, Rachael used to go fishing and cook and bake together. The two were very close and her passing left Rachael alone and that is why she turned to food to fill the gap. Her mother passed away in 1998 when Rachael was just 7. She did know a bit about nutrition but that wasn’t enough and she began to eat anything and everything.

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10The beginning of insecurities

By the time Rachael started freshman year at Ball State in 2010 she was in her own words, “uncomfortable and unhappy”. She was filling with insecurities and not being able to get along with her roommate just fuelled her insecurities even more. She was starting to realize she needed to make a huge change in her life.

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