Jordan Kirkham underwent a major weight loss transformation, and was thrilled to see that her husband was able to finally pick her up, the first time he had ever done so.
The 24-year old mom of two has shed at least 140 pounds, down from over 300 pounds.
“I felt light as air. I was over the moon I was so happy,” said Kirkham.
Kirkham, who was overweight for most of her life, was hesitant to post the picture because of the loose skin, but did it eventually.
Through her viral photo, Kirkham hopes that people won’t want to avoid weight loss because they are afraid of being left with excess skin, as she was at various points. Her loose skin, which hangs uncomfortably from her stomach, thighs and arms, as a result of her weight loss, is the reason she believes the photo racked up nearly 50,000 likes on Instagram.
Initially, Kirkham relied on portion (diet) control, healthier eating and exercise and lost 60 to 70 pounds before learning she was pregnant with her second son in November 2015. She restarted her weight-loss efforts after he was born in June 2016. Since January, she’s been eating a low-carb diet and has lost another 60 pounds. Kirkham had lap-band surgery in June 2015, but said it didn’t work, as she was able to keep eating large amounts of food and gaining weight.