Twenty-year-old Morgan Bartley always struggled with her weight all her life. Her weight-loss story started when she had to reduce her weight to undergo a major surgery. After the surgery, she carried on from there and took to Instagram for motivation from people.
Bartley lost 115 pounds.
In her words:
“Probably the No. 1 thing that has kept me accountable has been sharing my weight-loss journey on Instagram,” she said.
At first, Bartley used Instagram to follow other people. But the more she shared, the more encouragement she received.
“I was even sharing non-scale victories. The first time I was able to shop at a normal store, I remember sitting in the dressing room crying because I fit into an extra-large top,” she said.
Now, Bartley is inspiring others, with more than 170,000 followers on her Instagram account, @morganlosing.
“Once people started following me, I really wanted to be a good example of changing for your health and not because you hate yourself.”