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Miss South Texas : Keli Kryfko on her 100-pound weight loss
Miss South Texas : Keli Kryfko on her 100-pound weight loss

Miss South Texas : Keli Kryfko on her 100-pound weight loss

In an inspiring story, a formerly obese teenager transformed herself and became a beauty pageant queen. She told how cruel taunts from bullies inspired her to get fit.

Kryfko struggled with her weight in middle school. “I was over 200 pounds,” she recalled. But, at just 14 years old, she made an adult decision to change her life forever. “I had to take a fitness test in P.E. class, where I not only failed it, but I ended up getting a zero on it. I went to the locker room and, hoping on one would notice, I heard some girls saying, ‘Can you believe the fat girl couldn’t do any of it?’”

“And I realised, oh my gosh, they’re talking about me,” she continued. “I didn’t want that to be my definition. I’m much more than those names that people are calling me.”

The beauty queen took everything in small steps, first cutting out soft drink, targeted fatty foods and started to exercise.

“It was small, incremental changes,” Kryfko said. “That’s the most important thing, not fighting it.”

On her website kelikryfko.com, she says “I have lost over 100 pounds and now compete with the Miss America Organization. I have realised that my purpose on this planet is to pay it forward and with my passion for people along side my love of big hair and helping others find their self worth it has been an incredible journey.”

Agencies/Canadajournal




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