Scorned Mom Loses 130lbs After Cheating Husband Called Her A "Cow"
They say that revenge is a dish best served cold. But for Betsy Ayala, that dish was piping hot (and sensibly portioned) after she got the ultimate revenge on her cheating husband.
As with all stories of this nature, Betsy's tale has a turbulent start.
Having just given birth to her first child, the Texas-based mom was feeling rather insecure about her weight. This sense of vulnerability was only intensified two days after Christmas when she stumbled upon a stream of sick-inducing Facebook messages that her husband had sent a female co-worker. In the cruel comments, her husband viciously called her a "fat f***" and a "cow".
“I had been with him since I was 17 and pretty much devoted my life to our relationship and him. I was devastated. I found out through some messages I read on his Facebook where they were calling me a cow and fat and just trashing me and my whole world fell apart," the 34-year-old mom explains.
But just like all fairytales, the roughest start often produces the most miraculous happily ever after. Determined not to allow her now ex-husband to ruin her life, Betsy dramatically changed her lifestyle.
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Of course, her transformation wasn't an instantaneous success. Initially, Betsy struggled to find the motivation. "I didn’t know what to do with myself at the time. I was still over 220 pounds with a 6-month-old and everything that I had worked for had just vanished," she said.
Taking small steps at first, she banished sugar from her diet and attended Zumba classes with her sister. She channeled the energy and anger she had within her into those workout sessions and quickly she began to see dramatic results.
Now, a few years later, Betsy feels confident enough to flaunt her body online as an example to the men and women of this world that a breakup doesn't necessarily have to break you.
Having lost 130lbs, the mom-of-one has never felt better. In fact, she is actually thankful that her high school sweetheart did cheat on her, for if he hadn't she is certain she'd have never embarked upon this magnificent journey.
"Now I honestly feel that what he did was a blessing because otherwise, I would have been the way I was forever. I prayed all the time for my life to change and my prayers were answered, just maybe not in the way I envisioned, but I got a second shot at a fresh start and I’m grateful for that," she said.
Now Betsy is working to help others achieve their weight loss dreams. Promoting her healthy lifestyle via Instagram, where she has 104,000 followers, Betsy's aim is to transform the lives of other people too.
Now the Texas native is happier than ever, but with a new man on the scene and a hoard of supporters behind her, it would seem that she is only just getting started!
In the meantime, we imagine that her ex-husband must be feeling rather foolish for his disgusting behavior. Revenge really is sweet (but sugar-free).