KAILYN Lowry shared a throwback to her younger self looking slimmer amid her struggle to lose weight.
Kailyn Lowry shared a throwback to her younger self looking slimmer amid her struggle to lose weightCredit: Instagram
She recently admitted she ‘hates her body’ as she battles polycystic ovary syndromeCredit: TikTok
The Teen Mom star posted a photo of herself posing with a friend from 2016 on her Instagram Stories.
She captioned it, “5 years ago today. Need to look like that again,” and added a crying face emoji.
The mother-of-four – who is currently on vacation in the Dominican Republic – went on: “I need to get my PCOS under control.”
Kailyn has been dealing with fluctuations in weight since being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome.
Last month, she broke down in tears while discussing her body image issues.
“What is wrong with me that I can’t lose weight?” she said sobbing while recording her Coffee Convos Podcast with Lindsie Chrisley.
“That is where I get emotional. I’m trying, I’ve tried [to lose weight].”
It comes weeks after Kailyn cried over the comments left by cruel trolls calling her a “pig” and “cow” after her PCOS saw her gain more weight.
She told listeners: “The comments that I get about my weight on social media and being on the show has been the hardest part for me.
“And that’s where I get emotional because I didn’t expect it and it’s not something I’ve been able to control. I’ve tried.”
“And so when people comment and they’re like pig, cow, this that and the third, I’m like well f**k. Something is wrong.
“Normally I don’t care this much because my weight has fluctuated. So I’m like I’ll just lose the weight, and it’ll be fine. And I’ll feel better about myself.
“For a little over eight months, I have gone through- like do I get surgery. What is wrong with me that I can’t lose weight?”
She previously explained that she had almost 10 cysts on one ovary, and the other had a cyst that was half the size of the organ.
Meanwhile, back in January Kailyn said she was the “heaviest she’d ever been” and couldn’t get the weight off – despite regular trips to the gym.
“I’m in a place right now where I don’t want to go see people because I’m not happy with myself,” the MTV star said on Coffee Convos.
“Right now I’m at the highest weight I’e ever been and I’m not happy with myself. My clothes fit differently. I hate it.
“Half of my brain is like, ‘Go get fit’ – I’m going to the gym every day – and the other half of me is like, ‘I’m almost 30, just embrace your body, just be OK with it.'”
Kailyn went on: “I am [happy with her body] on some days. On other days I’m like, ‘Holy s**t, I hate my body.’
“In 2016 I was at the healthiest I’ve ever been, I worked out, I had cosmetic surgery… I maintained it [her weight] for the entire year until I got pregnant.
“I was so happy. But now I can’t get the weight off to save my life. I don’t know what’s going on.”
Kailyn has four sons – Isaac, 11, with her ex Jo Rivera, Lincoln, seven, with her ex-husband Javi Marroquin and Lux, three, and Creed, 11 months, with ex Chris Lopez.
Kailyn was called a ‘pig’ and a ‘cow’ by cruel bodyshamersCredit: Instagram
Kailyn said she was ‘so happy’ when she was slimmer in 2016Credit: Getty Images