A WOMAN’S weight ballooned to 28 stone as she comfort ate to cope with a toxic partner, but after ending the relationship, she managed to shed more than half her body weight and now looks unrecognisable.
Canadian, Pureness Taylor, explained that she started to really pile on the pounds in her early 20s in order to deal with an unhealthy relationship.
The celebrity hair and makeup stylist said that she felt “mentally destroyed” and hit “rock bottom” during the destructive relationship.
At her heaviest, Pureness’ weight went up to 28 stone and she started to have health problems and knee pain due to her size.
The determined woman decided it was time to make a change in the pandemic and started intermittent fasting, and has now lost more than 17 stone.
Speaking to Truly Pureness, who now weighs 10.5 stone, said: “Due to the weight, I remember so many times going to hospitals, doctors, and all these things: ‘I can’t breathe properly, my ears hurt, I’m getting headaches, this is happening, that’s happening, my knees hurt’.
“And they would just turn me away and say: ‘You’re heavy. You’re overweight’.”
The talented make-up artist explained that eating was the only way she could cope with her relationship troubles.
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She said: “Some of the contributing factors to gaining all my weight was basically having terrible, terrible relationships.
“When I entered a toxic relationship, I was obviously eating my feelings. When it wasn’t working, I would eat, it was the only solution I could find.
“Mentally, I was destroyed but smiling through it. I pretty much thought I was at rock bottom and that I wasn’t gonna get back up.”
It was when she went to a client’s house and had trouble fitting through the gate that Pureness decided enough was enough and it was time to make a change.
In March 2020, she realised that it was time for her to deal with what was going on inside.
Pureness said: “Finally, I started thinking I really need to change things, I really need to fix my life.
“When it really hit was when lockdown happened. I had to sit down and do absolutely nothing.
“I looked myself in the mirror and realizsed that no matter what my circumstances were on the outside, I finally had to deal with what was going on inside.
“I don’t want to go back to that sad woman that was literally sitting in the basement eating some food.”
She started by researching different weight loss techniques and decided to try intermittent fasting as well as hitting the gym.
She said: “As I started losing my weight, naturally, I started getting energy. I was almost 400 pounds and now I’m 148 pounds and I lost 240 pounds. I feel like I am finally free.”
Pureness added: “My weight loss has definitely changed my life in my mental space, my self love, my physical abilities.
“I know I’m happy where I am right now and I feel good inside. If you are at that pivotal part where you’ve reached rock bottom, look at it, assess it and be genuinely honest with yourself. Then, it will all fall into place.”
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