Nicole Kelly 81 lbs lost!

Nicole Kelly

“Karla taught me so much about food and self-development. She’s like my therapist.”
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I am 22 years old, and when I came to Karla’s I had no idea what I was doing. Well, what I was doing was actually destroying myself with food. I was an emotional eater. I had some things happen to me in the past that made me hide myself.  I really isolated myself. I mean, I put on the weight real fast. I wasn’t always overweight. So, at one point in time, I final started opening up and feeling better about myself emotionally but the weight was still there and I still felt bad about myself and how I looked.

I came to Karla’s because my grandparents and my aunt came here. And you know, they lost a lot of weight. I work with them too. I’ve watched them at work, eating healthy, going out to the gym and then all of a sudden I was the outcast. So I was like, “whoa, whoa, whoa, you’re all not just gonna get healthy and I’m gonna sit here and be a fatty.” So they really inspired me to come talk to Karla, and she taught me so much about food and self-development. She’s like my therapist.

She really helped me tremendously. I couldn’t have done this without her telling me what to do. I think that people want instant results, who doesn’t? But unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. So, she really helped me be patient with the process.

What I’m struggling with at the moment, is after losing all that weight I still see myself as that person sometimes. After you lose the weight you still feel fat, because you’ve spent years overweight and all of a sudden you’re not. That’s the obstacle I’m overcoming right now. I’ve talked to Karla about it, and I’m being patient with myself words wise. You know when people say to me, “you look really good,” instead of saying, “aww” I say, “THANK YOU! I worked my ass of for this!”

That is my story. I wish I would have taken a video along the way. I hope to inspire people to just keep doing it long enough to reap the benefits and feel how I feel. I want to get up and I want to go to the gym, and I want to eat good things. Genuinely. I never thought I could be that person. It’s such a trip to be that person!