Stunning Laura Micetich, 25, who used to weigh a whopping 21 stone, has undergone a miraculous transformation – thanks to several basic lifestyle changes
A morbidly obese woman who was accused of going under the knife after shedding almost half her body weight has revealed the secrets of her dramatic weightloss.
Stunning Laura Micetich, 25, who shed an impressive eight stone, has undergone a miraculous transformation after splitting up with her boyfriend of four years.
The 25-year-old saw her weight soar to 21 stone having gorged on secret meals her entire life.
But after her ex broke up with her, six foot-tall Laura, who says her giant frame made her ‘intimidating’, decided to get fit.
The teacher from Jackson, Tennessee, USA, initially considered weight loss surgery.
But when she joined a gym and watched the first few pounds fall off she realised she could do it naturally.
And having documented her transformation on Instagram, Laura claims social media has been crucial in motivating her to lose weight.
Two years later and the beautiful brunette looks so different people accuse her of having surgery or taking weight loss pills.
Laura, who is known online as the Iron Giantess, said: “With my height and being that size, I was imitating.
“I struggled with binge eating and secretive eating.
“I would go to the fridge and find something I needed – it was a bit of addiction.
“It wasn’t emotional eating, it was just something I did.”
Laura said the turning point came when she started her teaching degree and wanted to lose weight to be a better role model for children.
She added: “I was going into a teaching degree and wanted to be a good role model the kids.
“I am a teacher and my size was the first thing the kids picked up on.
“It wasn’t them being mean spirited, kids just have no problem being honest.”
She said:”People think I have had surgery but it was all natural. I worked really hard.
“I’ve even had people steal my photos and used it for weight loss pills claiming I used them to slim down but that’s not true.
“There was no pills or surgery, just hard work.
“I think the weight lifting also helped me not to have lots of excess skin.”
Laura claimed her Instagram account played a big part in her role of getting fit.
She said:”At first I prayed no one would find my account as I am not really a social media girl.
“But documenting my journey played a huge role of getting me fit as there was community to support and encourage me and vice versa.”
For Laura, joining a gym was key in her transformation but she revealed that many of her fellow gym rats doubted her commitment initially.
She said: “The gym is a scary place.
“I decided just to go and not care what people thought but after I had lost the weight someone told me that they hadn’t expected me to make it.
“They said that people at the gym had thought it was a joke and they were surprised by how I was getting healthy.
“There’s a lot of discrimination out there. It’s hard. But what I learnt was to stop victimising myself and to be kind to myself.
She added: “My main goal is just to be happy and healthy. I love the gym now – I do weight training six days a week but it’s more about the lifestyle now not just losing weight.”
Source : mirror.co.uk