Whitney Thor has been a champion of body positivity since she first hit the scene with her viral dance video. However, that doesn’t mean that Thor hasn’t thought of taking a different route to change his physical appearance. The pandemic and a serious breakup in Thor’s life over the past year have prompted him to do something he would never have thought of before – researching and considering weight loss surgery.
How It All Started With Whitney Thor and ‘Fat Girl Dancing’
Thor’s journey of body positivity began in 2014 when he decided to post a video of his dancing online, and he titled it “Fat Girl Dancing.” She posted the video because she had a dance background, yet as she gained weight in her twenties, she stopped doing what she loved the most. The video was meant to recapture her love of dancing and show the world that it doesn’t matter what size you are.
The video went viral, leading to Thor showing his show, My Big Fat Fabulous Life, on TLC in 2015. The show depicts Thor’s day-to-day life, tracing all the decisions that most adults in their thirties must make, although they also have weight and the perception of other people to deal with. .
She consulted a doctor when considering weight loss surgery
During the pandemic, Thor was isolated like the rest of the world, but she too was suffering a major heartache at the time. At the start of the pandemic, she and her fiancée, Chase Severino, dropped it when it was revealed that he had cheated on her with someone else and that the woman was pregnant with their child. Right after the breakup, Thor began contemplating weight loss surgery.
Unlike other instances where Thor has brought up the topic of weight loss surgery, fans saw in season eight that Thor took the extra step to find out more about the entire procedure. Along with his brother Hunter, he attended consultations with a bariatric doctor to understand the process and get his questions answered. At that time, it made no commitment to take the next step beyond the initial consultation.
Over time, Thor realized that this might be a decision based on his heartbreak. in an interview, she says: “My therapist was like, yeah, you were really just looking for relief or a solution or something,” she says. “It’s nice when you have a tangible one – like I was feeling a year ago, I don’t feel that way now. Even a few months ago, I was like, I don’t think I really want to do that. So it feels positive, because then you can see, like, a progression, which is good.”
Did Whitney Thor Have Weight Loss Surgery?
Although fans did see Thor seriously considering undergoing weight loss surgery in season eight My Big Fat Fabulous Life, looks like she hasn’t gone through this. In the fourth and fifth episodes of season nine, Thor goes to an older girls’ retreat with his friend Ashley and others whom she has not met before. In this retreat, she makes the point that Severino’s relationship with other factors made her pay attention to it, such as wanting people, in general, to treat her better and thinking that she would be thinner if she were. Happen.
During this episode, there was no indication that Thor had taken any extra steps towards weight loss surgery. It doesn’t seem likely that will happen in the near future as season nine also includes Thor’s decision to freeze his eggs to protect his ability to have children in the future.
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