Woman Loses 231 Pounds Because She Is 'Too Young To Die'!

Social media has really changed the way that we live our lives in numerous ways. At one time, we would have to wait until we actually saw somebody face-to-face to share information or we could talk to them on the telephone. Today, we tend to share pictures on social media without even really thinkin
Social media has really changed the way that we live our lives in numerous ways. At one time, we would have to wait until we actually saw somebody face-to-face to share information or we could talk to them on the telephone. Today, we tend to share pictures on social media without even really thinking about it. It may be of the meal that we had last night or perhaps pictures from our latest vacation but we share them, people push the like button and they let us know that they approve of our choices. Every once in a while, however, you hear about somebody who shares pictures that change lives.

That is the case with Heather Oset, a hairstylist who had a health scare a few years ago. She had palpitations and chest pains when she was blow drying somebody’s hair. First she tried to work through it but before long, she knew that she had to go to the hospital because the symptoms persisted.
Woman Loses 231 Pounds Because She Is 'Too Young To Die'!

Heather weighed 356 pounds at the time and she knew that she had a severe condition. Her trip to the hospital was something that she considered to be a wake-up call.

Fortunately, it was not a heart attack. It was a hormonal problem that was serious because of the excess weight.
Woman Loses 231 Pounds Because She Is 'Too Young To Die'!

Her unhealthy habits started years ago when she was young and she was trying to cope with her difcult life at home. “My father was abusive and anytime something bad happened, I would run to the fridge and would eat whatever hostess cakes, snacks, pies, or cookies I could nd, because they were his and I guess in my head
that was my way of ghting back when I physically couldn’t. I never really talked about It to anyone. I just felt embarrassed and ashamed, so instead, I would just eat my feelings and would continue to do so over the years.
Woman Loses 231 Pounds Because She Is 'Too Young To Die'!

In 2014, Heather got married and decided she would start a family with her husband. After being in the hospital, they told her that she would have to lose weight if she wanted to get pregnant.
Woman Loses 231 Pounds Because She Is 'Too Young To Die'!

Additional problems also existed because of her excess weight. She had back and leg pain, sleep apnea and was borderline diabetic. Life was difcult, especially because she worked on her feet all day.
Woman Loses 231 Pounds Because She Is 'Too Young To Die'!

“My weight was holding me back in every aspect of my life between family, work, and day to day activities,” said Heather, so she took the rst step by making an appointment with a bariatric surgeon.”

She made an appointment to have a weight reduction procedure completed. Before doing so, she had to lose 20 pounds. “I cut out all soda, made my lunch, and drank protein shakes for breakfast in the morning.
Woman Loses 231 Pounds Because She Is 'Too Young To Die'!

The surgery took place last January and Heather thought it was the rst day of the rest of her life. She still needed to maintain her new body and improve on it by
sticking with a healthy diet, even though she had surgery. She started walking right away and then moved to water aerobics at the YMCA.
Woman Loses 231 Pounds Because She Is 'Too Young To Die'!

“Never did I think I would weigh 125lbs as of today! I’ve lost 231lbs total including the 20 I lost on my own right before surgery … I’m no longer a borderline diabetic, have hypertension or sleep apnea and eventually, I’ll be able to start my family one day.”

She looks like a new woman.
Woman Loses 231 Pounds Because She Is 'Too Young To Die'!

Even though she is limited in what she eats she does get creative. She uses that creativity when making up new healthy recipes that are suitable to her taste.
“I think that’s one thing that has really helped me with my weight loss journey is nding different/healthy ways to eat the things I used to love.
Woman Loses 231 Pounds Because She Is 'Too Young To Die'!

“I hope to inspire others in their own journeys and just know that you’re not alone! That the impossible is possible, no matter how out of reach it seems at that moment.”

Good job, Heather!