“Don’t give up. It all begins with self love.”
Ibinahagi ni Melissa Ricks, aktres, ang kanyang mga karanasan noong nadagdagan ang kanyang timbang, at ang kanyang sikreto sa pagbabawas ng 35 pounds.
Ayon kay Melissa, may taas na 5’5 inches, umabot siya ng 190 pounds noong 2015 matapos niyang maisilang ang kanyang anak na si Baby Kiera. Aniya, postpartum ang terrible period para sa kanya.
Noong Oktubre 2017, nagpunta si Melissa sa Star Magic Ball at napansin ang nabawas sa kanyang timbang.
Aniya: “More than ‘yung pagpapapayat kasi, ‘yung self-confidence din, kailangan i-improve. I mean, when was my last regular project? Tagal na. Mga 2013 pa yata. Kelan ba yung “Honesto”?
Sa Instagram post ni Melissa nitong Nobyembre 2017, inilahad niya kung paano nakaapekto ang paglaki ng kanyang timbang sa kanyang self-esteem.
I stumbled across this old photo of me 30lbs ago and It kinda took me back to those days were I felt so terrible about myself and people always told me I was “bigger” than everyone else even at a young age specially being in the spotlight and i accepted that. Then I had a baby, and thats when I gained a lot more. I was made to believe that there was something wrong with that, that it made me less of an actress, less of a role model, even less of a person. I was told to lose weight or nothing was there for me. I kept trying and trying, going on all kinds of diets, workouts, everything you can think of, there were days i would drown myself in tears because i felt so disappointed in myself, nothing worked, until lately I stopped doing it for other people and did it for myself, i took my time, and when I was finally ready, started again. Thats when I felt better about myself, I started to feel stronger, healthier, I felt more confident and I slowly started shedding the pounds little by little because I was finally doing it for myself.. Dont give up. It all begins with self love.. And I’m only getting started. “You dont have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
Aniya: “I was made to believe that there was something wrong with that, that it made me less of an actress, less of a role model, even less of a person. I was told to lose weight or nothing was there for me.”
Wika pa niya: “I kept trying and trying, going on all kinds of diets, workouts, everything you can think of. There were days I would drown myself in tears because I felt so disappointed in myself, nothing worked.”
Sa kabila ng mga pagsubok hinggil sa pagpapayat ay nakapagbawas siya ng 10 pounds noong Oktubre 2017 at mas magaan na siya ng 35 pounds noong huling linggo ng Nobyembre 2017.