Weight loss is something that has affected many people. Many of us try various diets and exercises in the hope of losing extra pounds. In some cases, even simple lifestyle changes can help. However, some weight loss stories are so inspiring and amazing than you definitely should read them.
Christina Phillips' weight loss journey
At some point in her life, Christina Phillips from South Haven, Mississippi, USA, weighed 708 pounds and could barely move. The girl was completely dependent on her mom and husband, Zach, as she just couldn't do everyday activities. Cristina had become bedridden when she was only 22 years old.
Christina started to experience problems with weight when she was a child. Her parents often started fights in front of the girl so she started to stress eat. By the age of 12, Cristina already weighed 300 pounds.
When Christina's weight reached 650 pounds, she stopped going outside. She didn't leave her house as it was just impossible. Realizing that she was not able to deal with her weight herself, Phillips asked for help and turned to the show My 600-lb Life. The girl recalled:
When I was 700 lbs., I felt worthless, and like I didn’t deserve anything better than the life I had.
Christina was prescribed gastric bypass surgery, but in order for it to be safe, she first had to lose some weight by herself. The weight loss journey was not easy for Christina – there were setbacks, tears, and despair.
Luckily, she did it! The surgery was a success and by the age of 27, Phillips had lost more than three quarters of her weight. She also had excess skin removed, which helped her regain her slimness and a toned body
After her weight loss journey, Christina weighs only 183 lbs. The woman leads a healthy lifestyle, eats a balanced diet, and exercise regularly.
Before I couldn’t walk eight feet without feeling like I was gonna die. Now, I could do just about anything I put my mind to. The simple things in life are enjoyable to me. Just walking and being able to go to the park with my nephew. [It’s] the most simple thing like taking him to the park or going shopping or driving.
Christina's path to success was long and full of obstacles, but the result was incredible. The woman had a second chance in life and took it. She did an amazing job! This inspiring story proves that almost everything is possible if you tried really really hard.