25KG, 23 BRO­KEN BONES, & ONLY Weeks To Live !

BAT­TLING anorexia, this woman was given a dire prog­no­sis.

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THIS teacher’s weight plum­meted to 24.5kg af­ter the death of her grand­mother lead her on a dark path of over ex­er­cis­ing for up to 12 hours a day and break­ing 23 bones in two years. But she has since beaten her demons to be­come a body­build­ing cham­pion.

In 2004 when high school teacher Chelsea Kamody, 30, was at high school her­self, her grand­mother, who was her best friend, passed away from can­cer, leav­ing Chelsea dis­traught and feel­ing out of con­trol. Not know­ing how to han­dle her emo­tions fol­low­ing the dev­as­tat­ing news, she de­cided that ex­er­cis­ing intensely was the only way she could cope. Up un­til 2012 she would re­frain from eat­ing any­thing ex­cept cel­ery and ba­nanas, and would ex­er­cise so vig­or­ously her weight dropped to just 24.5kg. Her bones be­came so frag­ile broke 23 in just two years; her hair fell out and she was con­stantly cold. In 2012 she then binge-ate 8 000 calo­ries worth of food in a state of panic be­fore feel­ing guilty, lead­ing her to ex­er­cise for 10 to 12 hours a day to ‘re­verse the dam­age’. It wasn’t un­til

Novem­ber 2014, when her doc­tor warned her that she could die within a few weeks if she car­ried on, that she made the brave de­ci­sion to re­cover.

In Jan­uary 2015 she no­ticed the dif­fer­ence in her weight and is now a healthy 64kg and.

She first stepped on stage for a body­build­ing con­test in March 2015 and hasn’t looked back.



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