Student Fights Back Against Bullies After Losing 1/3 Of Her Body Weight

Student Fights Back Against Bullies After Losing 1/3 Of Her Body Weight

Student Fights Back Against Bullies After Losing 1/3 Of Her Body Weight

Meghan Gilbert is a 21 year old student from Dallas, Texas, and she once weighed 200lbs/15st after developing an eating disorder.

Overweight as a child, Meghan believes her binge-eating disorder began after an all-you-can-eat cruise, where she would eat for example multiple servings of lasagna followed by six bowls of ice cream in one sitting!

The Daily Mail reports that at school, fellow classmates would nickname her “thunder thighs”, because they claimed her legs “jiggled” so much that “thunder struck”.

Gilbert was diagnosed with anxiety and depression which only hit harder as she was bullied – after seeing how miserable she looked in her senior school photographs, she was determined to make a change.

She started off by exercising every day in her local park, and then got herself a personal trainer. Now, she’s grown to love working out.

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80 lbs down y'all 🙏🏼 TAG SOMEONE! Fitness is not just about changing your body, but about growing your mind and mentality. I had no motivation, endurance, strength, happiness, confidence, or courage growing up. My mentality was horrible and I was highly dependent on medications. I believed that I was not normal and I was depressed and that my anxiety would never go away.. life became miserable because my world was so little and I believed what everyone else said. I would binge eat, and then I would starve myself. Everyone told me "eat less lose more" lol NO!! Do not starve your body. It took me an overdose and my body nearly completely giving out on me for me to realize there was more out there in life. My first step to weight loss was changing my mindset. It is about loving yourself.. loving yourself so much that you HAVE to take care of it, that you don't want to put drugs or junk in it and don't want your body to starve. Commit to learning about your body. Your body is your home, you need to love and cherish it with all you have. Don't let your home get sick and not be stable anymore. Go to the gym. Do research. INVEST into your life! I can't stand hearing people say they don't have time for the gym.. you do. You just don't want to make time for it. You want to hang out with your boyfriend after work or watch tv.. 30 minutes a day is only 210 minutes out of the 10,080 minutes you have in a week! And that's if you go everyday. What's your excuse? Change your mindset. Be open and optimistic. The world is much bigger than you think. Have courage and most of all have Faith. Don't forget to hashtag #mtv8nmovement so I can see your journey and help support you! Let's all support each other ❤

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Of course, it wasn’t a transformation that happened within seconds, as she admits: “At first it was hard, but I knew I had to push through it and grew to love working out, I believe hard times make you grow.

I learned to eat the right foods and the correct amount too, I started strength training and began to love exercising.”

Nowadays Meghan weighs 137lbs/9st 11lbs, and is promoting her fitness journey as a young fitness model on her Instagram.

What was once the most hated part of her body, she loves the most. She’s taken the negative criticism about her thighs and turned it around completely – now she loves her legs.

“I see my legs as a strong point, before I never used to wear shorts or show my legs but now I love how big and muscular they are,” she said.

“Now if anyone tells me my legs are huge I can say I have “thunder thighs” in a positive way.

People used to use it against me as something bad but now I body build I see it as a good thing, they are strong, muscular and something to be proud of.”

Working out completely changed not only Meghan’s body shape, but her face shape, her health, her confidence and outlook on life. She’s admitted that she feels like a whole new person!

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I was smiling, but it wasn’t true happiness. I remember how self conscious I was, I remember crying for hours when I got this Photo back. I had no self love or self respect. I was lost. This is not just a physical change!! When I learned to love myself I wanted to treat my body well. I wanted to eat healthy, stop taking chemical and drugs, stop drinking sodas, and get exercise. So please, just start to try to love yourself. It’s a process but if you take it day by day and really work at it you will succeed. I found all my love through God. He loves us sooo much, and when you learn that love and accept it you start to respect yourself more because you find love through Him. Stay strong lovelies, and never stop pushing. ❤️ please post your transformations and tag me, @mtv8n and #mtv8nmovement Get your workout plan today and start my 30 day challenge! >>>>> WWW.MEGHANGFITNESS.COM

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“Before I didn’t wear shorts outside because I hated myself too much, now I can go outside in a bathing suit and feel confident that I’m beautiful.

I see my legs as my strongest point and the asset I’m most proud of, I work on them all the time, while I still have some fat I love them.”

Gilbert is inspiring other people out there to turn their lives around, to transform themselves into happier, healthier version of themselves – and that’s pretty cool!

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This video doesn't just show my physical change, but it shows my mental and emotional growth as well. I was so lost growing up.. I didn't realize that self love and respect was important. I would binge eat and party, filling my body with drugs and poison. Instead of turning to God, I turned to the world. I couldn't wear shorts or go to a dressing room at the mall without crying. Not because I was big but because I was lost and I hated everything about me… One week I was just tired of life, and took too many pills. I overdosed.. by the GRACE OF GOD I woke up and saw my foot tattoo "walk by faith not by sight." From that moment on I found God again, and when I found God I found LOVE!! When I started to love and respect myself, I started to eat healthy and work out. Then it just all hits.. you sweat out the toxins, so you become MENTALLY and physically stronger. You learn persistence. You learn consistency. I was lost and now I am found. Do not give up. It takes time and it also takes failure. When you fail, you get back up and try again. Rest. and try again. 😌 at the end of the video you'll see me getting washed clean of the Old Meghan, which was the best moment of my life. ❤️

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