Mandy Roux: Weight Loss Does Not Always Lead to Happiness
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Mandy Roux: Weight Loss Does Not Always Lead to Happiness

Mandy Roux, mother of three, lost seventy kilograms of fat. Expecting the heavily publicised happiness that comes with fat loss, the experience instead made her long for the days of her fat body. Now of course she's ashamed of what goes on under her clothes. Emotionally, she's close on a wreck. The wrinkles and stretch marks are worse than ever, and she wears her clothes two numbers too big in order to hide the loose skin. All the obsession with exercise made her give less attention to her husband, while she increasingly hid her body from him.

Mandy Roux, mother of three, lost seventy kilograms of fat. Expecting the heavily publicised happiness that comes with fat loss, the experience instead made her long for the days of her fat body.

 

Thirty eight-year-old Mandy Rouxwas fat as a child. By second grade, her grandmother had to make her school dresses because no shop made them in such a humongous size.

 

Her mother took her to a specialist, but there wasn't any particular problem other than that she's just fat.

 

Fortunately, because of her self confidence, she wasn't made fun of in school.

 

Years later however, her boss gave a colleague of Mandy a more senior position because the colleague looked better bodywise.

 

And at age 25, despite the rebel in Mandy still eating hamburgers for breakfast, her fatness did start bothering her.

 

She went on a diet, not telling anyone of her efforts at the start of it. When the lifestyle change became evident, she was showered with compliments, and finally Mandy could wear store-bought clothes for normal people.

 

Within 18 months, she had lost half her body weight in fat, and was weighing in at 70 kg.

 

The first problem for her was the excess skin and stretch marks. Her breasts looked smaller too so she felt like her womanhood had melted away along with the fat rolls.

 

Mandy saved up her money and after plastic surgery, she looked fantastic.

 

But now the problem was that she lost many of her friends who suddenly saw her as a threat when it comes to attracting men, because Mandy started attracting male attention. She didn't know how to process all these new aspects.

 

And then, Mandy had two pregnancies (the first with twins), that completely destroyed all the work of the plastic surgery operations.

 

With children and a household to run, she could no longer spend all her time on exercise, gym and keeping her body in shape, so after a while she was a fat 118 kg.

 

Deciding one day she doesn't want her children to be ashamed of her, she got herself back down to 70 kg.

 

Now of course she's ashamed of what goes on under her clothes.

 

Emotionally, she's close on a wreck.

 

The wrinkles and stretch marks are worse than ever, and she wears her clothes two numbers too big in order to hide the loose skin.

 

All the obsession with exercise made her give less attention to her husband, while she increasingly hid her body from him.

 

Fortunately, she realised that there are more important things in life, so although she still eats healthy and excercises daily, she focuses a lot more on her family now.

 

"Being skinny has robbed me of my self confidence. For the first time in my life, I hate looking in the mirror", says Mandy.

 

"When I was fat, at least things were in proportion. Now I'm grossed out by my body. I look like a raisin."

 

Mandy says that the whole world along with the multi-million rand weight loss industry all advise weight loss, but nobody tells you of these consequences.

 

Fortunately, for others in this position, Get-fit guy has a few tips on how to handle loose skin as a result of weight loss.

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