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Sometimes, all it takes is a little bit hard to love.
A mother from North Dakota has lost 138 pounds after her 3-year-old son, Chase, is said to have fat-shamed her.
Schauna Harshman, 35, was at her heaviest weight of 294 pounds at her middle child called her “fat,” asking her to change her life around.
Schauna Harshman started gaining weight with her first pregnancy at 18, and then we move on to each of her two pregnancies, up until they hit 294 pounds.
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“I’m fed up of my weight, but in order to hear from my son, who will love me, make fun of me that way, I’d had enough of it. That was my lowest point,” she told The Sun.
“I was upset and very emotional. Of course, he had no idea of the impact it had on me when he was 3,” she continued. “I remember locking myself in the bathroom and cry. I wonder how I was going to have to solve the problem.”
Harshman, who said that she was always tough in school, especially by its own weight, and during her three pregnancies.
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Harshman said, she was always great in school, but it wasn’t until she had her three children, her weight got out of control.
“I got pregnant at 18, and used that as an excuse to eat and drink what I want,” she said, noting she received more than 56 pounds with her first pregnancy, adding that to her, 217-pound frame. By the time her third child was born, Harshman has gone up to nearly 300 pounds.
“I had to make a quick and simple food processing,” she said. “I was very uneducated about nutrition, I would have grown up eating meat and potatoes, with plenty of canned food. I’ve never eaten a fresh, home-made, so I took that on as a mom.”
The mother-of-three began researching weight loss surgery and chose the gastric band.
The mother-of-three has had her son to thank after fat-shaming comment was forcing her to get her life in order.
“With the lap-band makes you eat more slowly, take small pieces of it, and you have to pause in between to make sure that your snacks are to pass through the band, so in the end, you end up eating less,” she told The Sun.
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The mother rapidly lost weight and stuck to a healthy diet plan and working out at the gym–it’s a routine that began for her surgery.
Harshman is focused on eating whole, healthy foods, such as chicken and turkey, nuts, and vegetables, along with protein shakes and have lost 70 pounds.
However, in January of 2019 at the latest, and her weight began to plateau and started the keto diet, which is helping the mother shed the extra pounds, to bring her down to a lean 156.
“Due to keto, I’ve learned that it’s about maintaining a way of life instead of the constant shedding, so I switched back to the macro counting, and that’s what I’m doing, and I don’t feel good,” she said.
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Harshman keeps track of progress and hold itself accountable to its Instagram page.
“I have a real drive to keep going and to get people to see that you can do anything you put your mind to,” she said.