Morgan has been chronicling her weight loss journey on Instagram, using the account @morganlosing.
This was an act of willpower in itself, since Morgan has had issues with her body for as long as she can remember.
Even though she was only 15, she became depressed and developed a binge eating disorder, which soon led to gaining 70 pounds.
“I felt as if my body had failed me, and that I had no control of what was happening with my life,” she said. “Bingeing was the one thing I could control, it was my escape.”
She had weight loss surgery, changed her diet, began working out and also seeing a therapist, and she’s since lost 115 pounds.
You won’t believe how good she looks now.
The original post doesn’t appear to violate Instagram’s community guidelines — she’s wearing clothing, after all — and it left her feeling hurt and confused.
“Having my vulnerability in that initial post overlooked and rejected was embarrassing and hurtful,” she said.
“I share my journey online in hopes of inspiring others to take control of their own lives, so I was devastated and surprised when Instagram deleted this post from my account in the first place,” she said.
But that wasn’t enough to keep her down, and she kept pushing forward.
And that helped to restore some of the wind in her sails.
She hopes to shed another 30 pounds, but she isn’t making that her main objection.
Doctors have even expressed hope that her positive life changes may restore her fertility as well.
Take that, Instagram.
Keep it up girl, you look amazing!