Like many social media users around the holidays, a Houston, Texas mom shared some festive photos from her outings after she snapped them with her cell phone. She didn’t think much about what she was posting online, but her husband sure did when he noticed what else was in the various shots.
Betsy Ayala married her high school sweetheart when she was just 17 years old. After 14 years of marriage, the couple had grown up together and started a family, having welcomed a little girl into this world. Becoming parents wasn’t all that had changed in that time; something else had too, which Betsy husband didn’t realize until he saw a few of her recent online pictures.
While Betsy was focused on being the best mom she could be to her daughter, her husband’s attention was on a woman at his office. After nearly two decades of marriage and a child, he decided to replace her with another woman, carrying on a relationship with this stranger. When Betsy found out about it, she got perfect revenge.
After she discovered he was cheating on her, Betsy also found out she was the center of her husband’s and his mistress’s jokes, as the two often bashed her behind her back for how she looked. It was an insult added to his unforgivable infidelity, and the pair separated. Then, Betsy began to change dramatically, focusing on what he had made fun of her over.
“I was always the chubby kid … I did get bullied in school and got picked on,” Betsy told the Daily Mail. “I think for me eating was like self-medication.” The beautiful mother had always struggled with her weight, consistently hovering around 210 pounds. After the birth of her daughter, she suffered postpartum depression and had packed on another 52 pounds, which she didn’t lose after having the baby. Instead, she lost her shallow husband, who didn’t like the way she looked.
“I found out through some messages I read on his Facebook where they were calling me a cow and a fat f*** and just trashing me and my whole world fell apart,” Betsy said of the moment she realized her marriage was over because her husband humiliated her by both betrayal and ridiculing his wife’s appearance to his mistress.
The 34-year-old mother used the heartbreak as motivation and began eating better and exercising her way into a healthy lifestyle that showed in her transformed appearance. Now, three years after discovering husband’s cruel messages, Ayala has divorced her high school sweetheart and slimmed down to 159 pounds.
Her recent pictures proved just how confident she is and how incredible she looks, which her former husband has seen and is probably mad at himself for disregarding her by cheating on her. She didn’t just lose the pounds, she lost the weight of a man who had no respect for her and has now found a better life without him.