This 17-year old woman from Portland succeeded in losing 400 pounds in 15 months only.
Her name is Kaitlyn Smith and she was overweight as she had 414 pounds.Due to this she also suffered from depression. She was continuously bulled at high school as her class mates laughed at her every day. People from the street also stared at her and talked about her appearance.
She even wanted to undergo a gastric bypass surgery. But when she went to consult a doctor, he was quite rude and told her that she will never succeed in losing weight. But she was persistent and decided to try it by herself.
So, she started by changing her eating habits and entire lifestyle. She even hired a personal trainer and she started with strict regime, sweat, hard work, tears and determination.
She was her own worst enemy as she was afraid that she will never succeed and that losing weight is too hard, even impossible. But at the end, she has realized that she must do it and that she needed to get rid of all the negative thoughts if she wanted to be a winner in her fight.
She followed a weight- loss program which was based in healthy and nutritious food. She also exercised 6 days in a week. Every day was a challenge, but she managed to defeat every obstacle. After 15 months, Kaitlyn looked at a mirror and she had every reason to be proud of herself and her new body. But that was not the end of her struggle against obesity.
After losing half of her weight, she had excess, loosen skin which was prone to infections. She also suffered from joint pain and mental distress. So she needed a cosmetic surgery to get rid of excess skin. But unfortunately, she couldn’t afford it so she started GoFundMe where people could help her to collect enough money for the surgery.
After Dr. Michael Salzhauer, a plastic surgeon, has heard about her amazing story and determination, he decided to do the surgery for free. Kaitlyn has done three cosmetic procedures until all of her excess skin was removed.
Today she finally feels and looks like entirely different woman. She enjoys life and she is really happy. She is not depressed, bitter, anxious and unhappy. She goes out often but what is more important, she appreciates and loves herself.