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  • 14 years old
  • Brownsville, Texas


  • 16 years old
  • Brownsville, Texas
  • Student

My Story...

As a teenager in high school we deal with the constant battle of fitting in. We’ve all seen it in movies and shows how the pretty popular girls have it made. There’s a certain image we have to portray to be liked. Well that was very hard for me. I was the shy quiet girl that kept to myself and didn’t bother anyone. I walked into class and walked out. I had no type of social life. I never put myself out there. I had no confidence. After a doctor visit one day my whole life changed for the better. I went in for a check up and my doctor informed me that I weighed 269 pounds for a fourteen year old female that’s not right. It finally went through my head that I was beyond over weight. I broke down into tears, I wondered how did I let myself get like this? My only option was to do something about it. I then began working out everyday & completely changed my eating habits. Will power and dedication is what has helped me achieve my goal. Throughout this experience I learned you have to want it to get it. I wanted it bad. I never gave up or doubted myself. Now it’s has been officially two years and I am 130 pounds lighter. I couldn’t be happier with life. Through this weight loss I’ve seen a difference not only in my body but in my confidence. I’m not that shy girl who doesn’t take chances or puts herself out there anymore. I did it, anyone can. I want to inspire other and encourage them, because I know what it’s like.

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