Thirty-five year old model, Rosie Mercado decided that enough was enough when she was told on a flight that she would have to buy two seats to accommodate her. Mercado admitted that this was her turning point and she began to cry.
“Blessed with a beautiful face, lofty cheekbones and a defined jawline, Rosie remembers how modelling agencies were wowed by photos showing the top half of her body, but would quickly lose interest after discovering her measurements – in particular, her 65-inch hips,” says the DailyMail.
After that incident on the plane, Rosie decided that it was up to her to take charge of her health and enrolled in a self-help course. Rosie also took other crucial steps such as improving her diet and following a strict regime. She cut out fast foods and in turn consumed more lean meats and fruits and vegetables.
Rosie now weighs 201 pounds, which is just 21 pounds short of her goal. In three years, she transformed from a size 34 and 65 inch hips to a size 16/18 and size 48 hips.
This is truly an inspirational and amazing story and I am beyond thrilled for Rosie. Her Facebook video is even more heartfelt and touching! For every reason she listed of why she dropped the weight is pure common sense to me. I said this awhile back at the Plus Town Hall Meeting “plus women need to get real about their health & stop being in denial”. Some are sweeping it under the rug & masking it with handbags, hairdos & new outfits but meanwhile have a restricted quality of life. U can be plus size & be healthy so find your best healthy! It doesn’t mean being skinny just healthy! I want everyone around as long as possible. Glad Rosie found hers & will be around better for her kids.
I also want to introduce the #LirisFit #HealthyCurves giveaway in collaboration with FullBeauty.com! One lucky winner will receive two pieces from the FullBeauty Fit collection! As you all may know I recently have a tribute issue with Curvysta Magazine, which included a fitness spread. Above is my shot in the FullBeauty activewear in the issue! #HealthyCurves have always been important to me and having a healthy body that you are happy with!
But, I want to hear from YOU! What do #HealthyCurves mean to you? I want to know your story and what is unique about you. Post your pic and make sure to hashtag #LirisFitGiveaway and #OwnYourCurves and tag @LirisC & @fullbeautystyle to be entered! A winner will be decided on Weds.Nov.11th! Who knows, maybe you could be my lucky winner!