R&B singer Kelly Price is shedding the pounds and she’s inviting all of her fans into her amazing journey. As 2015 came to a close, the former R&B Divas L.A. star took the opportunity to open up on her struggle with her weight over the years and her renewed commitment to being healthier and happier. Taking to Instagram on New Year’s Eve, the “Heartbreak Hotel” vocalist posted a split photo of herself in April 2015 versus her slimmer figure in December 2015.
“I lost my sister in 2014 and was depressed and didn’t want to acknowledge it but it showed up on my body and I packed on weight that I hadn’t carried in years. I lost focus, lost perspective and gained bad habits and extra pounds,” she revealed.
Kelly Price said, “A record executive told me, ‘You have one of the greatest voices I’ve ever heard, but nobody wants to see a fat girl sing.’ “I was over 300 pounds and it’s not so much about what I was eating that made me gain the wait, it was the times that I was eating and what I was eating, plus I have a very sluggish metabolism. All of that made me gain the weight quick.”
So with that knowledge, Kelly still wasn’t losing the weight in the right way. When tradgedy struck her family her mother and her mother in law were both sick and that took a toll on the family and Kelly’s health. “Right after a show, we’d have to hop on a plane to Texas or hop on a plane somewhere else to see my mother in law before she died. Then we’d hop on a plane to New York to check on the kids. I was stressed and angry and hurting.”
Kelly learned an important lesson. “For me, in order to keep my weight under a certain number, I’m always going to have to mobile. To be moving in order to boost my metabolism.”