Samia Mounts had always been “heavier” and the talented singer and actress felt plagued by self-doubt.
So, five years ago, as the holidays were winding down, they made a commitment to himself to lose weight and get healthy in the new year.
There was only a roadblock that her back: her boyfriend.
“In the beginning he was really supportive,” says the 33-year-old Ditmas Park resident. But that soon turned to resentment.
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“When we first started running together, he would get the satisfaction [from] outrunning me, but the tables were turned when I started outrunning him.”
Mounts ended up shedding 30 pounds in six months, and her new figure and energy gave her the confidence to start exploring her own musical projects, and less time doing backing vocals for her boyfriend’s band.
“He didn’t like the idea of me doing my own thing,” she says. “He liked it when I was under his thumb.”
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