Daliana recalls the moment she realized she had gained too much weight and when she knew she had to lose it.
I think that all the added weight did make me look a lot older, and I didn’t realize that until I lost it all. I didn’t even realize how heavy I was until I lost it all. Then when I, before I realized it, I was kind of going through my wardrobe and nothing fit, nothing at all, not even my winter coats. So had to go and shop for everything, my whole wardrobe all over again. All those things that sat in my closet for years, gone.
I realized how heavy I was when I went to, I went to Puerto Rico for a family reunion, I did. And my grandfather had passed away, so we went to Puerto Rico to see my family, you know, funeral, and we spent like a couple of weeks with my family. And they hadn’t seen me in years, and, you know, I was really heavy, and I just didn’t realize it until they kind of mentioned, “Hey, you know, you gained a couple of pounds.” And, you know, I was just like, I didn’t really, it didn’t really hit me until then, until I had to put on my bathing suit on the beach in Puerto Rico. Then I was like, “I don’t really want to put that on.”
And after losing all the weight, I was just like, “I can’t wait to put it on. I can’t wait to put my bathing suit on.” It’s a great feeling. I used to hide everything. I used to always worry about what I wore and make sure that everything, you know, it’s hiding all the extra fat that I had or, you know, trying to make myself look slimmer with every outfit that I wore, and now I don’t have to do that anymore.
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