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Husband Abandons Her - Cruel Actions Inspire Woman To Completely Change Her Life

A Canadian woman, 31-year-old Jennifer Velardi, has inspired thousands after she nearly halved her own body weight when her husband abandoned her without warning. Prior to her husband’s cowardly betrayal, Ms. Velardi was already struggling with a number of mental health issues. Ms. Velardi’s original weight gain began after her mother’s suicide, which kick-started a habit of binge eating, leading to Ms. Velardi’s weight spiraling to approximately 237lbs.

After her mother passed away, Ms. Velardi, a teacher from Toronto, used food as a coping mechanism. As Ms. Velardi began to grow in size, her marriage suffered and broke down. “Our marriage was very rocky,” Ms. Velardi confessed, “I was going through a very emotional time. I wasn’t always easy. I was depressed. As my weight continued to steadily increase from the stress, it got worse and worse between us.”

Ms. Velardi reached a breaking point when her husband, who had been visiting family in the Dominican Republic, emailed her to inform her that he would not be returning. While Ms. Velardi was devastated, she revealed that her ex-husband was not helpful or supportive of her during the difficult months following her mother’s death, but told her to stop buying “rabbit food” and would laugh at her when she attempted to exercise.

The split from her husband was the push that Ms. Velardi needed in order to regain control of her life, with Ms. Velardi explaining that “it was sort of like a slap in the face to me and woke me up from the emotional coma that I was in after my mum passed.” Initially, Ms. Velardi cut out junk food and fizzy drink from her diet. She also decided to begin counting her calorie intake and increased her exercise, moving from a slow walk to jogging throughout the following months. In order to assist her weight loss and deal with the excess skin, Ms. Velardi underwent several surgical procdures, including abdominoplasty, brachioplasty and is due to also have thighplasty.

Ms. Velardi went from feeling “unwanted, unattractive and unworthy,” to wearing a trim bikini and managed to drop her weight to 136lbs. Ms. Velardi has expressed the freedom she now feels after losing the extra pounds, stating that “being obese was exhausting. My hips hurt, my legs hurt, my body hurt all the time. My joints were under a lot of stress.” Now, Ms. Velardi is able to engage in a number of different physical activities and was even amazed that she was able to fit into roller coaster rides at amusement parks.

Ms. Velardi has begun to use her body transformation to embark on a new career as an inspiration for other women who may want to pursue their own journey to a healthy lifestyle. Ms. Velardi also confessed that she thought her mother, who also suffered depression, “would be really proud of the fact that I have finally taken control of my health; mind, body and soul.”

Ms. Velardi has gained a large following on the popular social media platform, Instagram, where she shares her weight loss journey, and aims to inspire other women to do the same.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: Caters News Agency

After her husband left her, she changed her life.

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