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Friday, October 18, 2013


This is the story of Erzulliesta Aida (not her real name). She shares us a story of why choosing the right reason to lose weight is important. Choosing it for love is good but make sure that it's really worth it. Story is edited for brevity.


I have met “Buddy” at work and we bonded over “G”, the girl whom he has been having mutual feelings with since college. I was in denial at first but, I knew I was falling in love with him. Unfortunately, I knew that he did not feel the same way.

Then I met G. She was smart, funny and beautiful. I was stunned. After that, I wanted to look just like her. I started to do some diet and exercise. Buddy helped me through this. Soon enough after almost a year, I was able to shrink down and I was so happy with the way that I looked!

But my happiness doubled when Buddy suddenly professed his love for me. I was so excited and I immediately said, “yes” to him!

For 6 months I was in bliss. He was still my gym and diet buddy. Then their family reunion came and his ex-girlfriend, “Solenn”, arrived. When Buddy saw her, he was all over her. I knew in my heart that he was about to leave me. So, I have hit the gym and dieted harder, thinking that this will improve my looks even more to make him stay with me.

Within 2 months, I was able to shrink down more but with great costs. My health began to suffer and it showed. After that, Buddy broke up with me through chat saying that I no longer looked good as I used to. I cried and got really depressed, but because of my friends and family, I was able to get over it.

In the end, I know some women love to change for their men but, choose wisely on who deserves this option. In my case, I should have just lost the guy and not the weight.


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