Woman Makes Big Change And Sheds 420 Pounds

There are many different things people have to deal with in their life and for Amver Rachdi, it was her weight. The first steps to resolve any type of problem is to face facts, and without doing that, you aren’t able to make the right choices or changes. Another huge factor is ensuring that you have people around you that support you and are willing to stand by, even through the bad times. Ultimately if it is something a person really wants, others around you will help you get there. When Amber decided to face her journey of weight loss, she had a long and grueling road ahead, that would take time, perseverance and determination. The task would not only focus on weight loss, but would also require work on the mind, and an understanding into certain thought processes. As well as medical help from a doctor, therapists and well-being coaches would make a significant difference to her journey, which would then, in turn, enable her to help and inspire others across the world.

Growing Up

Growing up in a small neighborhood, it is easy to get to know everyone and become friends with them and for Amber Rachdi, it was no different. Living in Troutdale, Oregan, people easily noticed her however, despite her sweet soul, many couldn’t help but make certain comments.

Now that the media had heard about her situation, they also began to make her life their business and as the attention flooded in, Amber decided she wanted to do something to change it.

Making A Change

At the age of 24, Amber weighed 657 pounds and she had now got to a point in her life where she was actually struggling to move or get around the neighborhood with ease. More or less, Amber was currently housebound and after a long time thinking about things, she finally decided that enough was enough and she was ready to make a huge change in her life.

We are lucky to be able to have access to experts who can help with such things and thanks to the show, My 600-lb life, Amber was able to get the support she needed to enable her to make this change.

Pushing Through

When she was growing up, doctors had warned Amber that her size may well affect her health as she got older, and indeed the severity of the situation came to light when a specialist explained to her that if she does not make urgent changes, that there is a possibility that she could lose her life before the age of 30.

The difficult thing for her was because she was in a position where the movement was hard, to even start the transition would be very difficult. At this point though, this was essential, and something she could no longer avoid.

One Big Journey

When anyone makes a big change in their lives, it is important that they are surrounded by support and have people around them that will raise them up and push them through. For Amber, she knew that she wouldn’t be able to do it on her own, and that’s when the help of the show came to light.

The journey would be long and hard but one that resulted in an enormous 420-pound weight loss, that led to a much better life for Amber. Speaking openly, she said that everything she had to do was far from easy, and although she knew it was going to be hard, it was actually 10 times harder than what she ever could have thought. But she did it!

Couldn’t Join In

Amber openly admitted that her relationship with food had been a confusing one ever since she was a child, and at just five years old, she weighed in at 160 pounds. This is a shocking figure considering most children at that age are usually 120 pounds lighter. Speaking about her experience at school, Amber commented that a lot of her weight gain was on her legs, which made it hard for her to join in with the other children as they ran around the school yard at break time.

For her, she faced the feeling of never being full from the food that she was eating, and was always left unsatisfied.

Downward Spiral

A spiral began to happen to Amber, as she became conscious about her body, anxiety developed which led her to comfort eat, she was now in a vicious cycle that she desperately wanted to get out of.

As she grew up and continued to eat in an excessive way, her mobility reduced and even if she wanted to exercise, it was becoming increasingly difficult for her to do, due to the amount of weight on the lower half of her body.