I got the ultimate Revenge Body after years of bullying – now I turn down dates with guys who mocked me when I was big | The Sun

AN OVERWEIGHT teen decided to slim down because she was fed up being bullied – and now gets the ultimate revenge on those who mocked her.

Carys Mackay, 19, told how she’s been abused over her looks for most of her life and it destroyed her self confidence.

Strangers, and folk she thought were friends, would casually tell her she’d be prettier if she was slimmer.

But last year she decided to take action when she reached more than 17 stone, her heaviest ever.

Since then she’s undergone a dramatic transformation and shed almost four stone.

And she’s amazed at all the attention she suddenly started getting with all sorts of admirers coming out of the woodwork.

Carys, from Glasgow, said: “I’ve always been picked on.  But then I had people who I grew up with and went to school with now try to ask me out on dates.

“I know deep down this wouldn’t have been the case if I was still that bit heavier. 

“It’s a shock how differently people treat me now. I didn’t realise how vain people are. It’s all about looks these days.”

Mortgage customer service officer Carys revealed she got bullied over her weight from a young age and it started at primary school.

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She reckons she’s always had a bad relationship with food and would binge on the wrong stuff, like takeaways and chocolate.

Last August she hit 112kg, or 17.6 stone and thought enough was enough.

She went on a calorie deficit as well as going to the gym three times a week and was coached by personal trainer Adam Diamond.

Carys said she also got vital help and support from her family, who told her she looked amazing and urged her not to give up.

Carys said: “I wanted to lose weight because I've always been uncomfortable and self conscious.

“The bullying got to me. I’d get comments like: ‘You're pretty but you would be prettier if you lost weight.

“That got into my head. I was stuck in a rut and didn't know how to get out of it.”

Carys used the mantra “one day or today” to push herself. 

As the weight fell off she noticed how people treated her differently but she admitted that it didn’t give her a confidence boost.

She said: “I’ve got messages from people who wouldn’t have given me a second look before.

“It’s just weird to me. It didn’t make me feel good. I’m still the same person and have the same personality regardless of how much I weigh. I don’t think people realise that.”

Carys did find the confidence to go on a few casual dates before she met her boyfriend in March this year.

She said: “He supports my lifestyle. We have the same mindset – healthy body and healthy mind.

“It’s amazing to have the support and bounce off each other.”

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Carys is now determined to shift even more weight and is looking forward to a bright future with her renewed confidence.

She said: “I feel like I’ve finally found my smile. All I want in life is to be happy and healthy.”

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