A young woman has revealed how she dropped 25kg and became a personal trainer after tipping the scales at 102kg and being dubbed a ‘Pisces’ by bullies.
Annie Howland, from South Australia, has struggled with her weight since childhood and ate 5,000 calories a day when she was 19, when she knew something had to change.
She claims bullies used to call her names like “Pisces” as early as elementary school, which eventually led to her overeating in an attempt to get comfortable.
Because of her size, Annie said she was often told she was “too fat” to be friends with certain people.
Before and after: Young woman reveals how she dropped 25kg and became a personal trainer after tipping the scales at 102kg and being called a ‘Pisces’ by bullies
Annie Holland has struggled with her weight since childhood and ate 5,000 calories a day when she was 19, when she knew something had to change (pictured now)
Trying to change her lifestyle, Annie decided to change her diet and exercise regimen, losing 25 kg in 12 months, and weighing 77 kg.
Now, Annie has taken to TikTok to share her story and transformation in an effort to help others, garnering 791,000 views and 47,000 likes.
‘I was getting really hateful comments about my weight, where people used to call me a whale and say I was fat or fat,’ said Annie. NeedToKnow. Online.
“I was told I was too fat to be friends with certain people and that I couldn’t wear tank tops because I was too big.”
‘I remember in grade school, a girl told me I was too fat to run a 100m,’ said Annie, ‘and from then on, I hated my body, as well as the way I felt.
I was covering myself in oversized clothes and couldn’t stand looking at myself in the mirror. This is where my bad relationship with food began, as I began to starve myself for as long as I could, then indulge in whatever I could find.
She added, “I would do it secretly in my room and I would feel very guilty – that’s when I knew something had to change.”
Before and after: In an attempt to change her lifestyle, Annie decided to change her diet and exercise regimen, she lost 25 kg in 12 months, and her weight is 77 kg
Annie’s diet before
dinner: Family dinner
Snacks: Muesli Bar
Annie’s Diet After
breakfast: Oats with a scoop of protein powder and berries
lunch: Chicken with pineapple, broccoli, rice and bbq sauce
dinner: Sriracha Chicken (Fitness Outcomes Meal)
Snacks: Corn sticks with bacon slices, apple, frozen yogurt with banana and blueberries or cereal
Annie (pictured now) has since become a personal trainer, and her advice to anyone wanting to lose weight is to “get started.”
When the 22-year-old faced off with a photo of herself at a friend’s party, she said she was ‘panicked’ and knew something had to change.
In 2018, Annie decided to fix her unhealthy lifestyle – and initially, she lost about 25 kg in a year.
But she said she didn’t exercise healthily, often exercising excessively and limiting herself to just 1,200 calories a day.
Afterwards, Annie began receiving comments from others saying she looked “unhealthily thin” and so decided to change her attitude in an effort to become stronger, while still losing weight.
Now, she’s a qualified personal trainer and has begun to form a healthy relationship with food again, in addition to training up to five times a week in the gym to lift weights.
So far, Annie has lost nearly 25kg, now weighs 86kg after gaining 8.5kg of muscle mass.
BEFORE & AFTER: She has now started lifting weights and said she works out several times a week, while eating a well-balanced diet
She said, ‘I saw my body change positively, as I started gaining muscle and my body composition started to change.
“I look healthier and stronger and feel happy with my appearance now. Overall, I am very proud of where I am.
Since then, I have been able to continue to build a strong and healthy physique.
“It’s crazy to think that I only weigh about 6 kilos less than when I was overweight, but my body looks completely different.”
she added; “It just goes to show that metrics don’t mean anything and that being healthy isn’t set on a number.”
Annie shared a photo of herself before losing the weight with the caption: “To the girl who said I was too fat to be her friend.”
One commented: “You look amazing.”
“Imagine seeing them again, I’d be scared for them,” said another, while a third added, “Insanely impressive.”
“Just start it — there’s always an excuse if you do one, but just starting means you’ve already made a change,” she said (pictured at the gym).
For others hoping to lose weight, Annie said her advice is to just start.
“Just start it – there’s always an excuse if you make one, but just starting means you’ve already made a change,” she said.
“If you wait for the ‘perfect’ time to start, you will never do it.”