People can be cruel at times, and Jacqueline Adan had her fair share of hurtful remarks. She wrote a letter to the bullies who laughed at her.
Adan had lost more than 350 pounds or 150 kilograms. When a person loses weight quickly, the skin doesn't shrink as the body changes but hangs loose instead.
As reported by Newsner on October 5, 2017, she was on vacation and wore a bathing suit for the first time in years. Because of the loose skin, a couple at the hotel's pool made fun of her 'disgusting legs.'
Adan weighed more than 500 pounds, or 220 kilograms, when she realized she needed to change her habits. She exercised regularly and started to eat healthy meals.
She was worried about her appearance at first but decided that she won't let it get her down. On a recent holiday, she was comfortable enough to wear a swimsuit, something she hadn't done in years.
When the couple at the pool started to make fun her, Adan took a deep breath, smiled and walked into the pool without her cover-up. She said on her Instagram account that it was a 'huge moment' for her.
She realizes that people will still make fun of her because there are mean individuals out there. People only see her body the way it is now, and strangers don't realize how much effort she already put into losing weight.
Adan confessed that the bullies' reaction bothered her, but she had to draw the line at some point. She will not let people get her down, no matter what.
"I am not going to let what other people think of me stop me from living my life. They have no right to sit and point and laugh at me. That’s why I smiled. It does not matter what others say or if they try to doubt you or try to bring you down."
Jacqueline Adan, Instagram, September 19, 2017.