( CNN) Twenty-year-old Morgan Bartley always struggled with her weight.
“I was chubby as a kid, but it didn’t become a huge problem until late middle school, early high school, ” the Southern California native said.
As a teen, a series of health problems caused Bartley to go from overweight to obese. “When I was 12 years old, I had what’s called an ovarian torsion. That’s basically when the ovary twists on itself. My doctor decided to remove it wholly, ” she said.