Teacher documents amazing weight-loss journey through Instagram

Teacher documents amazing weight-loss journey through Instagram
    Florida mom Amber Barham was advised by her doctor to have gastric bypass surgery to help with her weight problem. 

    Teacher documents amazing weight-loss journey through Instagram

    Instead, the 25-year-old teacher chose diet and exercise and lost 100 pounds over 18 months. 

    Barham documented her progress on Instagram with updates on how she was exercising and what she was eating. 

    Teacher documents amazing weight-loss journey through Instagram


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    At the start of her journey, Barham weighed 275 pounds and was struggling with a thyroid condition that made it difficult to lose weight.

    "I think my thyroid condition was used as a crutch in some ways, and it made me believe I was just always going to be overweight," Barham told the Daily Mail.

    Teacher documents amazing weight-loss journey through Instagram

    When a doctor put Barham on blood pressure medicine and suggested she have a gastric bypass — a surgery that makes a patient's stomach smaller — she decided enough was enough. .

    Teacher documents amazing weight-loss journey through Instagram

    "This made me believe that he thought I wasn't capable of losing the weight, so I proved him wrong," Barham said. Now, Barham is pushing past the 100-pound marker and plans to drop below 175 pounds this week.

    Barham's weight-loss.

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