M'sian Woman Loses 80KG After Enduring Years Of Bullying In High School
A 22-year-old Malaysian has gone from 150kg to 70kg in body weight over four years after enduring years of bullying from her high school classmates
Speaking to Harian Metro, Nur Dini Nabila Ezam said her schoolmates used to call her a "giant" when she weighed 150kg.
Dini said that as a teenager, she faced so much bullying that she lost her enthusiasm for school.
"I actually keep this a secret. People who just met me don't know what I was like before this. Only friends and schoolmates know.
"I was bullied (at school) because I was fat. I was made fun of until I felt down and didn't want to go to school.
"Clothes in the right size are difficult to find. Every time I looked for clothes, I was forced to pay a lot because big clothes are costly. Wherever I went, people often asked, 'Don't you want to be thin?'
"I cried to mum and dad every day, asking why I was not as thin as others," she lamented.
Dini said she was determined to lose weight after completing the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) exam in 2019
In the past four years, she said she adopted a healthy diet and lifestyle, successfully losing 80kg.
"After SPM, I was not on social media for a long time because that time was supposed to be my 'glow up' period.
"Instead, I exercised every day and forced myself (to persist) because I was sad every time I got ridiculed," shared Dini.
Other than following a rigorous workout routine, the 22-year-old said monitoring her calorie intake was pivotal to her transformation
"I eat a little but often. I also don't take sugary foods and drinks. I haven't had a sweet drink in years. I control my diet in a disciplined way," she said.
While sharing her journey, Dini told Harian Metro that she hopes adorable plus-sized women do not give up and feel defeated by criticism.
"Thank you for the words that once broke my heart. I will remember them forever because, with the words, they gave me encouragement to continue this journey," said the 22-year-old.