Kassidy Linde posts a lot of before-and-after photos on Instagram showing the progress she's made losing weight (a total of 130 pounds at this point!) and getting stronger in the last 18 months.
"One day it just clicks. You realize what's important and what isn't. You learn to care less about what other people think about you and more about what you think about yourself. You realize how far you've come and you remember when you thought things were such a mess that they would never recover. And then you smile. You smile because you are truly proud of yourself and the person you've become."
One thing you don't see in those photos? The body dysmorphia she struggles with on a daily basis. In a recent post, Linde reveals that losing weight led to an obsession with stepping on the scale. She usually weighs herself three times per day, and she admits she lets the number on the scale dictate how she feels about her body. This isn't what Linde bargained for when she committed to living a healthier life, so now she's taking a stand: No more weigh-ins until January 1, 2017. Check out her emotional and empowering Instagram below: