Philadelphia mom Alvina Rayne’s, former boyfriend bullied her for her weight often and called her a ‘fat piece of garbage’ when she reached her heaviest at 274lbs (20 stone).
Alvina had been a little overweight, before but it was nothing too drastic. However, when she met her boyfriend, he soon became verbally abusive her about her weight issues, which only worsened them.
She turned to sugary and fatty foods as a coping mechanism. She downed over 5000 calories daily and felt horrible. But like with most abusive relationships, she couldn’t leave him. He would tell her that she was worthless and would never lose the weight even if she tried. His harsh words made her feel inadequate, felt like garbage, and that she’d never find another man.
The mother-of-two became so heavy that she was forced to buy men’s clothes since women’s items would not fit her.
Soon, her health was suffering for it. She developed high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, left ventricular hypertrophy and severe anxiety, al because of her weight.
Thankfully, in 2009 she decided she wanted to change her whole life. First, she dumped her abusive boyfriend. Then, she set about getting revenge in the best way possible.
She put all her energy into a diet to show him what he was missing, and that she was beautiful outside as well as within. But
She decided to show her abusive ex how he couldn’t have any power over her by losing weight, but mostly she did it for her kids. She knew they depended on her, and that with all her weight-related health issues, she might not always be there for them.
Alvina switched to a low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet and lost a whopping 130lbs! Now she’s had the last laugh by finding love again with her husband Sascha.
Alvina said, “I remember my ex telling me that if I left him “no one would want me” and that I was “worthless, ugly and would never lose the weight even if I tried.”
“He used to say I was an ‘ugly, fat piece of garbage’ and lots of other vile things. After years of putting up with the abuse and being isolated from everyone by him, something had to change and it got to a point where I finally told him to get out of my life, forever.” She added.
“I switched to a low-carb keto diet, sticking to 75 per cent healthy fats, 20 per cent protein and 5 per cent carbs and quickly started to lose a lot of weight. Whenever I was struggling, I would remember him telling me “no one will want you” which made me even more determined to prove him wrong.
After losing the weight I saw my ex’s mom and she was shocked at my transformation and she told him how much I had changed. Later my ex called to tell me “I heard you put on some hotness” and tried to get me back.” Alvina further revealed.
“But there’s no way that would ever happen, I’m happier than I’ve ever been in my life and don’t want anything to do with him ever again. Now I’m happily married to a man who treats me like gold and loves me.” Alvina revealed.