Radio host Mel Greig throws out her old ‘skinny clothes’ after insisting she’d rather be ‘happy and healthy’ than reach her goal weight of 68kg
Radio host Mel Greig boxed up her ‘skinny clothes’ in January 2016, vowing to only open it when she reached her weight loss goal of 68kg.
But more than five years on, Mel has accepted that she may never get back to the weight she once was in her 20s and has thrown out her ‘skinny’ reminders.
The 38-year-old encouraged others to ‘throw out’ their’ skinny boxes’ and insisted: ‘No I didn’t get back to 68kg, and I don’t intend to.’
‘Trying to be skinny is exhausting’: Radio host Mel Greig (pictured) has thrown out her box of old ‘skinny clothes’ after admitting she is unlikely to reach her goal weight of 68kg
The cardboard box, which was labelled ‘Skinny clothes. Only open when you are back down to 68 kilos’ showed signs of wear, tear and deterioration in storage.
Mel has openly discussed her struggle to lose weight in the past on both her personal social media account, and on TV and radio programs.
‘I don’t aspire to be skinny anymore, I just aspire to be happy and healthy,’ Mel told fans on Tuesday.
‘I don’t aspire to be skinny anymore’: Mel has accepted she may never get back to the weight she once was and no longer wants to lug around her ‘skinny’ reminders
Throwback: Mel boxed up her ‘skinny clothes’ in January 2016 (pictured), vowing to only open it when she reached her weight loss goal of 68kg
Packing up her belongings to move to Queensland’s Gold Coast, Mel decided she was no longer going to lug around the ‘skinny box’.
‘Trying to be skinny is exhausting’, she captioned the video opening up the box for the first time in five years.
When asked by fans what would happen to the clothes, she said: ‘They joined a huge pile of other clothes I’d been hoarding and now have a lovely home at the Salvos.’
Goal weight: Mel has previously used this photo taken in 2010 as motivation. It shows the star with red hair and a slimmed-down figure at 68kg in her late 20s
Changes: Mel has been open about her fluctuating weight in the past, and even came within 5kg of her goal weight in 2016
In January 2016, Mel had boxed up the ‘skinny clothing’ and embarked on an intense fitness overhaul.
By June of that year, the presenter only had 5kg to go to reach her goal.
However, in the years that followed her weight regularly fluctuated..
While ‘skinny’ is no longer her end goal, in January of this year she suggested she would follow in the footsteps of Rebel Wilson on her own ‘Year of Health’.
Changes: Former radio host Mel Greig (left) is planning a ‘Year of Health’ inspired by Hollywood actress Rebel Wilson (right) in 2021
The DJ struggled to find work in 2012 when she and her then 2DayFM co-host Mike Christian prank called the hospital where The Duchess of Cambridge was receiving treatment during her first pregnancy.
The pair impersonated The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh while speaking with nurse Jacintha Saldanha at the hospital, questioning her over the Duchess’s condition.
Mrs Saldanha, a mother-of-two, later committed suicide once the conversation was aired.
Mel, who appeared on Celebrity Apprentice years later in 2015, has often spoken of her remorse.
Scandal: The DJ struggled to find work in 2012 when she and her then 2DayFM co-host Mike Christian prank called the hospital where The Duchess of Cambridge was receiving treatment during her first pregnancy