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DAYS’s Chandler Massey (Will) Shares Weight Loss Triumph

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On Instagram, DAYS’s Chandler Massey (Will) showed off the results of his recent weight loss success. “My weight has been an oppressive obstacle for 3 years,” he revealed. “The left picture is me in 2016, 191 lbs & 30% body fat. I had been off Days for 2 years, and had utterly let myself go.”  Massey also shared that he had gone to extremes to try to drop the pounds. “Fasting, paleo, whole30, cico, keto, juicing, low carb, no carb. I tried to appeal to my vanity, pride, anger, shame. None of it worked,” he admitted. “If you watch Days I’m sure you noticed I looked different the 2nd time around. There was a reason they gave @mrchristophersean the shirtless scenes while I chilled in plaid flannels. Some nights after crushing a box of lucky charms I told myself that this was just the journey of getting older. I was never going to be fit again, so why continue this pattern starving & binging, of quietly throwing up in the kitchen sink after my roommates fell asleep & trying to slap some willpower into me. I gave up 100 times during those 3 years. I tried again 101 times. I can’t point to a specific moment that was a turning point. Rather I believe it was the gradual process of learning from each failure.” Massey changed his diet and adopted a healthier lifestyle, which yielded the results today. “Instead of clinging to a fad diet I began to critically examine my relationship to food,” he explained. “I realized that my crappy eating habits were tied to negative emotional states. When I learned to recognize & deal with those emotions, I saw food for what it really is: a tool, not a bandaid…. The picture on the right is me yesterday. I now weigh 160 lbs & have 12% body fat, reaching a goal that I wrote on my bathroom mirror 3 years ago. I’m not ashamed of the person on the left anymore, but damn am I proud of the man on the right.” For the full post, go to https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxxk6aInVc6/

 

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