A mother-of-two has lost a whopping 129 pounds and given up alcohol for good after depression which she & # 39; s had every day drinking and partying at fast food, which & # 39; she grabbed on & # 39; pounds.
Kassidy Riekens, 28, of Wyoming, began gaining weight in 2010, less than five years before becoming pregnant with her first child in 2014.
At the time, she acknowledged that she did not take into account what was going on in her body and would drink alcohol, eat fast food and smoke cigarettes to cure her depression.
Changing prospects: Wyoming mother-of-two Kassidy Riekens has revealed how she lost 129 pounds after she had spent years with alcohol and junk food to hide her depression
New look: The 28-year-old spent years binge drinking, smoking and junk food to cope with her emotions, but decided to change her lifestyle after the birth of her daughter in 2014
Continue: Two weeks after her daughter was born, Kassidy made drastic changes to her lifestyle, including giving up alcohol for the good
Healthy and Happy: Since then, Kassidy has lost a whopping 129lbs and now weighs 144lbs
The mother-of-two would drink alcohol most nights to mask her feelings, which she & # 39; s going out and rely on her husband to take care of when she was drunk.
Kassidy's sedentary lifestyle and unusual eating habits caused her to lose pounds, peaking at 260lbs after giving birth to her daughter in 2014.
Two weeks after delivering her child, the 28-year-old decided it was time to change her lifestyle once and for all.
Kassidy said, & # 39; What struck my weight gain was terrible diet choices, drinking alcohol and ignoring exercise.
& # 39; It was a cycle that I was in. I did the same every day.
& # 39; I would eat fast food and junk, & # 39; at night drunk and sitting around and doing nothing with myself.
& # 39; I was extremely unhealthy. I smoked cigarettes and didn't even give in to what I consumed and put into my body.
Then and Now: & # 39; What struck my weight gain was terrible diet choices, drinking alcohol and ignoring exercise, & # 39; said Kassidy, pictured left before her weight loss and immediately after, said
New Day: After having her baby daughter in 2014, Kassidy's life view changed completely, and she promised to be healthy
& # 39; I decided to lose weight two weeks after delivering my daughter and never looked back. & # 39;
Cassidy started exercising every day by walking, running and keeping active.
They also changed their eating habits and began to make better choices for food, causing them to lose a total of 129lbs.
Since the birth of her second daughter, Kassidy now weighs 144lbs and feels better than ever.
Cassidy is sober now and has stopped drinking for good.
The mother-of-two said, & # 39; It feels great to be sober.
& # 39; My drink was out of & # 39; e control. I relied on alcohol to mask my depression, mask my feelings, mask my physical pain, and mask the world.
Family First: & # 39; I never wanted my kids to see me acting like my husband had to take care of me while drinking, & # 39; said Kassidy, pictured with her husband and her children,
& # 39; Married & # 39 ;: The mother-of-two says she is incredibly proud of the things she & # 39; s accomplished, especially her decision to drink away
Continuing: & # 39; I can't thank myself enough for pushing forward. It changed my life in ways I could never imagine, & # 39; shared Kassidy
& # 39; I drink often, which is terrible for you not only physically but mentally as well. I would act irrationally and do things that I did not like.
& # 39; I was never clear and constantly asked for forgiveness if I were to mess with, which was often.
& # 39; I never wanted my kids to see me act like this, or my husband had to take care of me while he was drinking. It was shy and not who I wanted to be. That, I stop with cold turkey.
& # 39; I want others to realize that in spite of the creatures with which we are constantly creating, it succeeds in hitting something when you think about it.
& # 39; I think people think they are limited to things that they really aren't. The air is the limit and it will be tough!
& # 39; But I can't thank myself enough for pushing through. It changed my life in ways that I could never imagine. It has made me who I am today and I am proud of that person. & # 39;