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Woman Reveals Heartbreaking Reason She Decided To Lose Weight

Every year, millions of people make personal promises to lose weight and adopt a healthier lifestyle. However, in today’s fast paced and expensive world, it can be difficult to make time for regular exercise and healthy eating. However, Taylor Murphy, a 24-year-old woman from Seattle, has proven that anyone can lose weight if they are given sufficient motivation.

Ms. Murphy was first shocked into action when she learnt that her beloved husband, 29-year-old Ricky Carrington, may only have 15 months left to live. Mr. Carrington was given the bleak diagnosis after doctors diagnosed him with a brain tumor known as incurable glioblastoma. The heartbreaking diagnosis sent emotional shockwaves through Ms. Murphy, who quickly realized that her daily habits were shortening her own lifespan.

After determining that she weighed 280 pounds, Ms. Murphy embarked on an ambitious plan to lose weight and rediscover her love for exercise and nutritious food. To start with, the 24-year-old completely banned the consumption of chocolate, mochas from Starbucks and takeaway food. The strongminded young woman also began exercising regularly and underwent a vertical sleeve gastrectomy – a surgery that reduces the size of your stomach to decrease your appetite – operation.

Because of her efforts, Ms. Murphy quickly registered a massive weight loss of 140 pounds. In an interview with Mail Online, Ms. Murphy opened up about the weight challenges that afflicted her when she found out about her husband’s illness. “When my husband was diagnosed with an incurable form of brain cancer, I used food as an emotional crutch. It’s been absolutely devastating for us, I wasted a lot of my life eating, sleeping and not being with him, but now we’ve both got to keep fighting now. For the first couple of months it was really numbing but I got a reality check and decided to make the best experiences I can in however much time we have left,” she said.

Despite the hardship of Mr. Carrington’s condition, Ms. Murphy actually believes that the experience is making them both stronger, remarking that her weight loss has led to her having “much more energy,” something she thinks has “made our marriage all the stronger.”

Even in such a dark period of their lives, Ms. Murphy’s unexpected weight loss is giving new life to the married couple’s relationship, with Ms. Murphy saying: “I feel like my weight and mood was breaking him down before. Recently on the beach I was wearing a two-piece and didn’t care about what anybody thought, before I never thought I would ever be able to do that.”

Tellingly, one of the main reasons that Ms. Murphy began losing weight was the realization that she needed to start thinking about her husband, telling Mail Online: “Unfortunately with the cancer we know there will be a point where I will need to take care of him, at that time I couldn’t even take care of myself mentally or physically. I knew I couldn’t eat my emotions away anymore, food was not going to help and so I made the decision to change my life.”

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