Teen Mom's Tyler Baltierra Weight Loss Photo & New Details About His Physical And Mental Health Journey

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Tyler Baltierra weight loss details

Teen Mom star Tyler Baltierra announced back at the beginning of 2018 that he wanted to focus on his health and began trying to lose weight. And judging by his most recent Instagram photo, his six month journey to a healthier life has definitely paid off!

Baltierra's weight loss journey has hardly been easy, however, as the reality TV star has dealt with not only physical but also mental struggles throughout the 6-month period. 

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In January, Baltierra revealed that his self-care consisted of not only healthy physical habits, such as cutting out alcohol and smoking, but also seeking help mentally. “I made it. I made it to my therapist appointment,” Tyler says in the video, taken in his car. “Putting in a little self-care today, know what I mean? Sometimes you have to put yourself ahead of some other people sometimes in life. Doesn’t mean you don’t love ’em or care about ’em. It just means you love ’em enough to put yourself first so you can be the best ‘you’ you can be.” 

He posted an update in February on his Instagram, letting his followers know that he'd reached the 8-week mark and had already lost 35 pounds. "The cool thing is, I'm actually learning how to cook pretty decent now! Almost been 8 weeks since I made the decision to eat healthier & I'm down about 30lbs & I FEEL GREAT! #Motivated," Tyler tweeted.

"I'm not really 'on a diet,' I just started caring more deeply about what I was putting in my body. To jumpstart the weight loss, I cut out carbs (besides toast in the a.m.), filled up on fruit, smoked fish, & vegetables for lunch & ate lean meats, vegetables & salad for dinner."

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Baltierra also said in the post that he wanted to "challenge himself and was feeling fantastic."

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Perhaps the biggest shock came recently after Baltierra posted a photo that showed fans his current progress with his body and noting that he had lost a whopping 40 pounds! Baltierra credited his change in eating habits for helping him lose the weight. 

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So what exactly motivated the reality star to make such major life changes with his health and weight? It was actually his wife, fellow Teen Mom star Catelynn Lowell.

Lowell went into rehab in November of last year after suffering a miscarriage and is still continuing her treatment, which included her decision to also become healthier physically and lose weight. Baltierra wanted to support his wife and get healthier for her and their family. “He said he’s going to be with her every step of the way in terms of her working the steps, staying on top of her therapy sessions and not missing any days of her outpatient treatment,” an insider told Radar Online. “Tyler will be joining her when it comes to losing weight! He’s admittedly gained a bit of weight over the past year and he’s unhappy with his appearance. He’s been wanting to lose weight for a while now, so they’re making major changes as a family.”

Baltierra and Lowell got married in 2015 and have a three-year-old daughter, Novalee. Although the couple has had their fair share of personal as well as health struggles, it's clear that what has always remained strong is their love and support for each other. Baltierra himself has voiced his opinion on marriage and his devotion to Lowell. “Marriage & relationships aren’t always sunshine & rainbows. I believe love is not a feeling, it’s a choice,” he wrote. “A choice to sacrifice for that person, a choice of dedicated commitment to another & understanding the selfless acts that are required from both to maintain serenity.”

Although Baltierra and Lowell went through a dark period, we're glad that they decided to work through their physical and mental struggles to become stronger for themselves and their family and we're wishing them the best on their continued journey.

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