Bullies are found everywhere, they are the people who try to make other people’s life hell by constantly torturing them. I think nobody has the right to make someone feel bad about their appearance. Sometimes we have no idea what the person is already going through and we judge them just because they’re different. This is what this world needs to understand. The same thing happened with Jacqueline Adan, an American woman, who gave the perfect response to people who body shamed her for her abnormal legs.
Jacqueline Adan who used to weigh around 500 pounds that is equal to 220 kgs, worked really hard to get in shape. This woman lost 350 pounds by doing immense workout and following a healthy eating habit.
Jacqueline in a small amount of time lost heavyweight which caused her heavy wrinkles on her legs and stomach. Sometimes when people lose so much weight so suddenly, their skin doesn’t shrink and all they are left with is loose skin around their body. And that is what Jacqueline has witnessed. The skin around her legs didn’t shrink to her body and that made her the ‘woman with abnormal legs‘.
She got bullied because of her ‘abnormal legs’. People body shamed her and bullies literally made her life a living hell by constantly laughing at her.
But the good news is, even the torture of bullies wasn’t enough to make her lose hope and to make her feel bad about herself. This woman had the perfect response to the feel who body shamed her.
Jacqueline took the help of Instagram to send positive body vibes. Not just to shut down the bullies but also for motivating people who are dealing with the same kind of situation. Instead of hiding behind the closed doors, she decided to flaunt her body.
“They do not know me. They do not know how I have worked my a*s off to lose 350 pounds. They do not know how I am recovering from major surgeries.” Jacqueline said.
“I was nervous to take my cover-up off and to walk into the pool or walk on the beach. I still felt like that same 500-pound girl… then, it happened. A couple sitting by the pool started laughing and pointing at me and making fun of me as soon as I took my cover-up off.” she continued.
“To be honest, yes it bothered me. But I was not going to let people like that affect me anymore! I am not going to let what other people think of me stop me from living my life.” she said further.
“Others might not like that. That’s ok. I hope you love yourself. Love your body. I hope you keep doing you and just keep smiling!” she added.
Even in her tough times she didn’t lose hope and keep moving forward. This is what other people need to apply in their life. To give the bullies a perfect response, you should love yourself even more. Because you deserve that.