After her husband committed suicide this mother of two fell into depression. But she soon ‘chose to live’ and lost 40 kilos!
In just a span of a year Justine McCabe lost 40 kilos and shared a time-lapse video of her incredible transformation.
She felt like she was dead after her husband committed suicide, and became an ‘emotional eater’, but when she felt her health waning she understood that she had to live on for her two children.
Justine began going to the gym and eating healthy.
“I want to help raise others up as we push ourselves forward to a better life.
“I often tag #IChooseToLive with my photos because it is a constant choice I make every day to truly live.
“I have spent the last 12 years of my life simply existing. Two short years ago my world began to crumble when my mother died unexpectedly.
“Around that same time I was fighting an extremely debilitating back injury. I was losing myself.
“I fell deep into emotional eating and depression as I had become the rock solid foundation for my children and my husband, who was struggling with a very serious battle of lifelong depression.
“In February 2015 he lost that battle and took his own life. To say I was devastated could not even touch on how I felt.
“I too wanted to die. I already felt dead. A lot of people have asked me how I have managed to lose 88 pounds during such a dark, grieving time.
“The answer is almost simple. I chose to live. I had to change. I had to fight back.
“This picture is a true depiction of a ‘lifestyle change’. July 2014 vs July 2015.
“To me it means so much more than just a 75 pound weight loss. My journey hasn’t been easy but as each new day comes, I get #stronger!
“A month or so ago I posted my story to Facebook for my friends! I would love to now share it with you all and hope that it can help inspire others! Let’s all choose to live and raise one another up!
“The person you see reflecting in the mirror…will provide you with the biggest challenges in life.”