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Most people would have fond memories of how they first attempted to make friends – at the playgroup their parents organised, or at their very first school.
Fat was my first ever ‘friend’ and is still a part of my life even till today. The average weight of Singaporean babies is
. I was born a big baby, weighing a hefty 4kg. This ‘friend’ has been loyal and has never left me throughout my life’s milestones.
No matter how much time and effort I spent on exercising and changing my diet, nothing could help me to lose this ‘friend’. Then puberty came… You can only imagine how much additional weight piled on. During this same period, I was diagnosed with
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
, a hormonal disorder. Although this was the most common hormonal disorder in women of reproductive age, it affects only about 10% of women. My menstrual cycle was irregular, and I had to be on birth control pills permanently.
Teenage years are also when one begins to notice the opposite gender. As my friends began dating, I could only observe from afar. I began to question my self-worth. My overall appearance also resulted in my low self-esteem.
At 18 years old, I found my boyfriend. He looked beyond my physical appearance and loved me for who I was on the inside, but let me assure you, the journey was not an easy one. At 24 years old, I was at my heaviest, weighing in at 103kg! I was informed by my gynaecologist that I could never get off the birth control pills. If I did, not only would my cycle be irregular, but I would also gain more weight. I was also cautioned that if I wanted to conceive in the future, I would need to reduce my weight to 75kg. There were also complications that came with fat accumulation in the liver.
I felt extremely alone.
In my weight-loss journey, I knew that no matter how hard I try, there would not be any difference, only keeping a constant weight of 103kg. The turning point was when I discovered
, an all-natural herbal remedy. I’ve never tried Traditional Chinese Medicine before. I felt like I had nothing to lose (except 28kg of extra weight).
Revathi at 103kg
The commitment from
was non-intrusive to my lifestyle – just two times a day, 3 capsules each time, after my meals. After my third month, I started to notice significant changes to my body. Even at my office’s health check-up, I saw positive results. The feeling of euphoria washed over me and encouraged me to be consistent in exercising and dieting.
8 months in and I’ve managed to lose a total of 18kg. I was happy and excited that I was finally en route to my desired weight of 75kg, and my dream of being able to mother my own children in the near future.
Strong, Confident, and Beautiful
Now that I am one year into my fitness journey, I am pleased to share that I have finally achieved my weight goal! My metabolism has increased and my digestive system has improved as well.
Instead of dealing with health issues, my problems now revolve around having to alter my clothes as they are too big for me now (a happy problem for me).
I have a newfound confidence, thanks to
! I am ready to take this one step further and set a new target weight to challenge and constantly improve myself. Watch out world, cause here I come!