When Amber Rachdi first appeared on the television show My 600-Lb Life, she was 23 years old and weighed 660 pounds. She came on the reality television show after years of struggling with anxiety and eating disorders. She revealed that at 5 years old, she weighed 160 pounds and felt like a “nasty, yucky monster.”
Amber’s obesity had greatly affected her daily life and relationships. She couldn’t perform basic tasks like walking and bathing without any help.
By the time she reached 16 years old, Amber’s overeating worsened and she became wheelchair bound.
In 2015, Amber took a big step and had bypass surgery.
To qualify for the surgery, Amber had to lose 20 pounds. The world watched as she did her best to shed those pounds. Her surgery was just the beginning, though because she also had to learn to exercise and eat right.
Today, over two years since her appearance on the show, Amber has lost over 400 pounds.
She has been going to the gym regularly and taking better care of herself. Amber also goes to therapy to deal with her anxiety.
She has also developed a great sense of style and learned to do great makeup.
Amber’s newfound confidence after dropping over 400 pounds and the struggle she had to go through to get to that point have served as an inspiration to many.
After her dramatic weight loss, Amber has also become more independent.
Amber has been living by herself. She learned how to drive and has become more sociable. She has also been very active on social media, and she uses it to share her story and motivate others to make changes in their lives.
Amber still hopes to lose more weight, and she’s confident she can do it.
She was quoted as saying:
“I have hope. Now the world is open to me. I’m no longer Amber of one room, one house.”
Thanks, Amber, for inspiring us all!
Daughter Discovers Why Her Dad Loves To Wear The Same Old Shirt For 20 Years
Now, that’s one touching love story.
True love lasts forever. Well, that's for those who have found their "one great love." A lot of people have keepsakes to remind them of a person or a relationship they treasure dearly. Some mementos are so simple, others may not even notice that these items are important and precious.
A daughter in Japan finally unveiled why her dad wears the same shirt every day, which he patiently repairs whenever it incurs damage. Every time there are holes in the shirt, he would carefully sew and repair them.
The daughter wondered why her dad wears the same shirt almost every day and during special occasions.
Restaurant in Texas Applauded for Making Over 5000 Meals for Hurricane Harvey Victims
Their generosity definitely deserves a shout out.
Hurricane Harvey undoubtedly caused widespread devastation particularly in Texas after it made landfall during the last week of August. The destruction it brought was so great that it received extensive media coverage for several days. Many stories also surfaced showing the resilience of affected residents as well as the goodwill of volunteers and other citizens.
One story of goodwill, however, had almost gone unnoticed as it was not initially covered by mainstream media. It’s about the inspiring deed of a restaurant in Port Arthur, Texas which went the extra mile to feed the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Despite the fact that the restaurant was also affected by the storm, its owners and staff worked hard for days to create thousands of meals for the hurricane victims, volunteers, and first responders.
Mom With Cancer Refused To Terminate Baby And Later Proved Miracles Still Exist
This mother was diagnosed with cancer and was told by doctors to terminate her pregnancy in order to undergo treatment.
Could it be possible for a mother to give up on her child so she can save her own life? The thought of it is definitely already painful for a mother, so how much more when she’s being demanded by doctors to do so because she’s terminally ill?
A mother’s love for her child, they say, is the greatest affection there is in the world - and risking her life during labor and delivery alone can already prove that. If you are still wondering if there’s anything a mother can’t do for her child, then just read through Aleks Patete’s story to see how limitless a mother’s love can be.