“Sometimes You Gotta Lose To Win” Kelly Price Details Recent Weight Loss Journey
If you’ve followed Kelly Price’s career; and even her recent appearance on TV One’s “R&B Divas,” you know that she has struggled with her weight. She’d loss a significant amount, like she did 2006-2007 and then would gain some of it back and then lose it again.
In an old interview with CBN, Price said that her weight has always been a concern for record company executives, including one who told her “nobody wanted to look at a fat girl sing.” Another threatened not to release her project unless she lost weight.
Price said that once she became famous and her clothes were being custom made, she didn’t have to worry about sizes or weighing herself. And she’d gotten to be over 300 pounds.
She said that she has a very sluggish metabolism, so it’s imperative that she stay active and mobile if she wants to remain healthy
And on her Instagram page, she shared that it’s been difficult for her to do that, due to depression at the loss of her sister.
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Sometimes you gotta lose to win. Sometimes you gotta gain to lose. This is hard to post and hard to look at. I lost my sister in 2014 and was depressed and didn't want to acknowledge it but it showed up on my body and I packed on weight that I hadn't carried in years. I lost focus, lost perspective and gained bad habits and extra pounds. I looked up exactly one year later after she died and the photo on the left was what I looked like. This was me in April of this year on stage in Chicago. I told my audience I'd lost my way but I was getting ready to change my life. I recommitted myself to LIVE and to take care of and respect the temple God gave me. The battle is everyday and it's not easy but I'm doing it. Slow and steady with real life choices that I can follow for the rest of my life. The photo on the right is me today behind the scenes at my Photoshoot with @mrdblanks. I'm excited about what my life is taking shape to look like physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally! #ItsMyTime
Thankfully, on April 20th of this year, she decided to make a change. And in just 8 months, she’s been able to make much progress.
You can check out other pictures from her journey on the next page.