Sharon Cuneta on the hardest part of her weight loss journey: ‘I never felt right’
Change doesn’t happen overnight, nor is it a walk in the park. While weight loss pictures usually only highlight the end goal of the journey, rare is it for one to share the trials and “uglies” that go behind such mission for self-improvement. It is the journey that counts, after all, and it’s never as linear nor as rose-tinted as one might think.
The MegaStar Sharon Cuneta has struggled with her weight for quite some time, and while Cuneta is often found sharing to her fans about her weight loss milestones, she doesn’t sugarcoat by leaving out the ugly truths that went behind such transformation.
“I want you to look at these photos,” wrote Cuneta on her Instagram yesterday after sharing a picture of her at her heaviest. “Because I want you all to remember that no matter how impossible something seems to be, you only need to believe that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us…”
The two photos were taken on January 2016 during Donato Pangilinan Jr., her father-in-law’s wake. Cuneta shared that she didnt celebrate her 50th birthday that month because “Daddy Dony” died two days before.
“After the wake was over I made a vow to myself: that I would not stop until I looked in the mirror and saw the ‘real me’ again,” Cuneta recalled. “Because these first two pictures never were. I never felt right and ‘I’ inside was dying to come out again.”
The real Sharon
Cuneta then shared pictures of a slimmer her, all taken this year, marking the two years she’s undertaken in changing her lifestyle and eating habits.
“I was and still am doing it for ME. And I want to live a long healthy life for and with my children and future grandchildren,” Cuneta wrote. “And for my fans – because I knew I kept failing whenever I tried to lose weight and get back to fighting form. Because you, my Sharonians, deserve the best version of me.”
Nowadays, Cuneta is slowly making a comeback in showbiz, although it seems as if she’s never left. Her latest McDonald’s commercial with love team partner Gabby Concepcion took over social media by storm and garnered three million views on Facebook after just 24 hours.
Her husband Sen. Kiko Pangilinan, on the other hand, remains the ever-supportive spouse to Cuneta when it comes to her career and personal life, often sharing sweet and heartfelt messages about her on his own Instagram page.
On the day of Cuneta’s birthday last month, Pangilinan promised Cuneta that he would love her forever.
“I will always be here for you cheering you on,” Pangilinan wrote to Cuneta. “Finding ways, day in and day out, to look out for you, to care for you, and to love you, dearly truly, wholeheartedly, now, always, forever.” JB
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