- Tatiana, of Atlanta, Georgia, shared selfies of her transformation on Instagram
- The teenager, who now has 36,100 followers, explained in a post last month how her mindset shifted through her weight gain
- She struggled with depression after going through a breakup, dealing with family issues and trying to get used to a new school
- Hit 118 pounds after a period of isolation during which she didn't eat enough
- Decided to gain back twice the amount she had lost and ended up putting on 35 pounds in three and a half months while also growing a passion for exercise.
A fitness blogger who wasted away due to crippling depression is now celebrating her 35-pound weight gain, which she says has made her happier and more self-confidence than ever.
Tatiana, of Atlanta, Georgia, shared selfies of her transformation on Instagram last month. The teenager explained in a post last month how her mindset shifted through her weight gain, which came as she bounced back from a difficult period in her life.
Last year, Tatiana recounted, she 'lost herself' after going through a breakup, dealing with family issues, and trying to get used to a new school. She stopped feeding herself properly and began isolating herself while her weight dropped.
Self-confident: Fitness blogger Tatiana, who wasted away due to crippling depression, is now celebrating her 35-pound weight gain, which she says has made her happier than ever
'I was going through too many emotionally draining things at once and eventually I hit my breaking point and gave up on myself,' Tatiana, who goes by Haitianqveeen on Instagram, wrote in an honest post.
'I stopped caring about myself, everyone else around me, my education... everything. Instead I would just go days without eating and isolate myself in my room all day.'
For seven months, the teenager remained severely depressed. People started telling her she looked sick, but Tatiana didn't hit her breaking point until January, when she had to get weighed in PE.
She found out she was now 118 pounds—17 pounds lower than her original weight.
'At that point I decided to get my s**t together and gain back twice the amount of weight that I lost,' Tatiana added.SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Internal changes: Tatiana, of Atlanta, Georgia, reached her breaking point after dropping to 118 pounds (she is pictured left two pounds heavier) and resolved to gain some weight back
Difficult times: Last year, Tatiana recounted, she 'lost herself' after going through a breakup, dealing with family issues, and trying to get used to a new school
The teenager, who has since detailed her weight gain in a blog, started paying attention to her meals and made sure to consume enough calories every day.
She divided her intake into six meals and set a personal goal of 3,000 calories a day, amounting to 500 calories per meal.
Some of her favorite options while she was trying to gain weight were cheesy egg sandwiches, oatmeal, granola, and other sandwiches stuffed with tuna.
'It wasn't easy at first... it took a lot of discipline and CONSISTENCY,' the teenager wrote of her weight gain journey.
Method: After deciding to gain weight back, the teenager started paying attention to her meals, made sure to consume enough calories and discovered her passion for exercise
While she paid closer attention to her meals, Tatiana discovered her passion for exercise, and alternated bodyweight circuits with HIIT cardio workouts and a gym routine using both weights and machines.
The teenager, who says she 'couldn't be happier' about her new shape, has received plenty of positive comments about her transformation, including some from people who are also looking to put on some weight.
Some have also chimed in with some critical comments, but Tatiana pointed out in a later post that her impressions matter more than anyone else's.
'On the left I was depressed, BARELY EATING, and extremely insecure,' she wrote in reference to a photo that shows her at her lightest weight. 'I was losing a lot of weight and made the choice to go on a weight gain journey.'
Further silencing the critics, she added: 'It's my body and the only thing that matters now is that I'm happy.'
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