Betsy Ayala had struggled with her weight for years. After giving birth to her daughter, the postpartum depression set in, and made things even worse. When Betsy felt down, she would eat to feel better, and soon, found herself weighing more than she ever had in her life - 262 lbs.
That's when things got worse.
It was only six months after giving birth to their daughter that Betsy discovered her husband had been cheating on her with a co-worker. While looking through her husband's Facebook messages with his co-worker, she discovered that the two of them had been making fun of her behind her back, calling her names like "cow" and "fat."
It broke Betsy's heart to see her husband speak about her like that.
That's when she knew things needed to change. With her sister standing by, cheering her on, Betsy began working out, and keeping to a strict diet that helped her ultimately lose 105 lbs.
"Now I honestly feel that what he did was a blessing because otherwise I would have been the way I was forever. It took me a while to get to that place of forgiveness, but what he did was about him and not me."
Betsy shares her inspirational story online with her followers on Instagram where she's collected around 70k followers. She says she's sharing her story to help inspire others who may feel stuck in a bad relationship or caught in a weight loss struggle.