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Obese Woman Becomes An Instagram Star After Losing Half Her Body Weight

Brave are those who carry beauty in their scars. Similar is the case of Conner Rensch who decided to flaunt her stretch marks at a bikini competition which were a result of her tremendous weight loss. The 26-year-old, from Nebraska, shed her weight from 271lb (19st) to 130lb (9st 2lb) after being bullied for years for being obese. But she didn't shy off from showing her stretch marks in a bikini since she believes they are a part of who she is and is proud of them.

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Obese Woman Becomes An Instagram Star After Losing Half Her Body Weight

Obese Woman Becomes An Instagram Star After Losing Half Her Body Weight

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Since childhood, she was bullied and called 'fat and ugly', with one student even telling her she should 'just kill' herself.

Since childhood, she was bullied and called 'fat and ugly', with one student even telling her she should 'just kill' herself.

She had a sweet tooth which led to obesity over the years.

She had a sweet tooth which led to obesity over the years.

'I was constant eater, I was always hungry and would want to feel very, very full - it comforted me'

'I was constant eater, I was always hungry and would want to feel very, very full - it comforted me'

Conner tried many diet plans but the weight rose instead. She was constantly being bullied and that drove her to depression. She would then comfort herself with food.

'When I see photos of me before, they make me feel sad in terms of how I felt. I dealt with depression and emotionally coped with food. But I am also very proud of that girl'

'When I see photos of me before, they make me feel sad in terms of how I felt. I dealt with depression and emotionally coped with food. But I am also very proud of that girl'

After seeing her diet plans fail, Conner decided to seek professional help and shed pounds with help from a nutritionist and a personal trainer.

'It was first time I wore a bikini. I showed people that I am proud of what I have done.'

'It was first time I wore a bikini. I showed people that I am proud of what I have done.'

Conner gathered the courage to enter the 2015 World Beauty Fitness And Fashion contest where she wore a bikini for the first time. She shares her experience, "Posting photos of myself online was scary and I never imagined I would be doing a bikini contest but the most powerful thing during weight loss was I realised anything I put my mind to I can do."

'The biggest change was emotionally - I was my biggest bully. Now I've learned to be kind to myself'

 'The biggest change was emotionally - I was my biggest bully. Now I've learned to be kind to myself'

She gave up junk food, started weight lifting, kickboxing, and cardio which reduced 23lb (1st 6lb) in just 21 days. Since then, she has been living a healthy lifestyle.

'I'm chubby girl stuck in a skinny girl body.'

'I'm chubby girl stuck in a skinny girl body.'

She keeps a perfect balance between nutritious diet and her favorite food.

'I'm the same girl but I am happier and healthier.'

'I'm the same girl but I am happier and healthier.'

This very year Conner has launched her business, an online coaching service 'My Butterfly Journey', to help others get fit and healthy.

Way to go, girl!

Way to go, girl!

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