Rebel Wilson Opens up About When She Was at Her ‘Unhealthiest'
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Rebel Wilson is opening up about the weight loss and health journey she's been on over the last year in an emotional post on social media.
The actress, who lost around 60 pounds in 2020, shared a snapshot on Instagram of a moment when she was at her "unhealthiest" a few years ago.
"Okay so I know that I normally post flattering photos of myself…but found this old photo in my emails and was like: whoa! I remember this was when I was at my most unhealthiest — being overweight and indulging way too much with junk food," wrote Wilson in the caption of a photograph of herself alongside tennis champ Novak Djokovic.
The 41-year-old shared with fans that she'd been "using food to numb my emotions" when she lost her father to a heart attack in 2013.
"It was such a sad time. I didn't think highly of myself and wasn't valuing myself how I should have. It's interesting that I'm still smiling and still trying to be active — this was taken at a charity tennis tournament event (ps @djokernole is such a nice guy) — despite being in so much pain," she said. "I look back now at that girl and am so proud of what she's become and achieved."
She went on to say that she's sending "encouragement to everyone out there struggling with weight or body issues or emotional eating.
"I feel you. I know what it's like. But it's never too late to start improving yourself and trying to be the best version of YOU possible. It's not a race and it's not a competition — it's about respecting yourself and doing what's best for YOU," she concluded. "So if you're out there and reading this today, I just wanted to say: keep smiling and keep trying to be active! Love you guys "
Earlier this year, Wilson talked candidly about her health on Good Morning America and shared that she'd previously "lost a bit of weight here and there, but never kept it off." This time around, she said she was on "a mission" to overhaul her "whole lifestyle and for the first time in my life really prioritized health."
Of her results, Wilson said she's really proud of herself "for being able in such a difficult year to do a whole life transformation."