Just about everyone has struggled with their weight at one point in their lives; for some, it’s an ongoing theme.
You may have been incredibly petite as a child and teased for it or bullied because you leaned more toward the husky side.
The things other people told us when we were younger helped establish our self-esteem when we got older.
Some people ate a little too much of the wrong foods and have been overweight their entire lives while others turned to eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia to unhealthily battle their inner demons.
It could have even been something completely natural that shifted our hormones like stress, puberty, or having a baby that caused our weight to fluctuate.
In any of these cases, we can all admit that losing weight is incredibly hard.
That’s why Amber Rachdi deserves a standing ovation for her weight loss.
At her heaviest, Amber weighed a jaw-dropping 657 when she was only 23 years old.
Now? She’s half the woman she once was – and then some!