Our bodies can be our best friends, or, well… sometimes it takes years of hard work and self-love to accept them for what they are. It’s no secret that sticking to your health and body goals can be nerve-wracking, and sometimes, one of the hardest things you go through in life.

So, this time, we’re looking at people who fought hard and harder, fell down and stood up, made it through tears and sweat, and the gloomy days where it all seemed impossible. Thanks to the subreddit Progress Pics where 1.5 million members have been sharing their incredible body transformations since 2011 when the group was created, we now know that every single thing is possible.

From losing an amount of weight equal to your second self, to beating an eating disorder and learning to have a healthy relationship with food, to… I am not crying, you are. Let’s just all give these unreal folks a great round of upvotes!

#1

99lbs > 150lbs. Anorexia, My Recovery

99lbs > 150lbs. Anorexia, My Recovery

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Ami Temi
Community Member
11 months ago

Well done, I'm so proud!

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436lbs > 354lbs (7 Months Progress). I Used To Eat Takeout Everyday And Avoided Any Physical Activity, Now I Try To Only Satisfy My Cravings Once A Month And Started Doing Yoga! I Know I Still Have A Long Way To Go But I Just Wanted To Share How Far I’ve Come So Far

436lbs > 354lbs (7 Months Progress). I Used To Eat Takeout Everyday And Avoided Any Physical Activity, Now I Try To Only Satisfy My Cravings Once A Month And Started Doing Yoga! I Know I Still Have A Long Way To Go But I Just Wanted To Share How Far I’ve Come So Far

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Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
11 months ago

Excellent work! Keep it up and be happy!!

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#3

Same Chair. 3 Years Later. Focused On A High Protein/Low Carb Diet With A Foundation Of Calorie Deficiency. Hoping For Skin Surgery Soon. Currently 12.2% Body Fat

Same Chair. 3 Years Later. Focused On A High Protein/Low Carb Diet With A Foundation Of Calorie Deficiency. Hoping For Skin Surgery Soon. Currently 12.2% Body Fat

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Ami Temi
Community Member
11 months ago

Wooow!

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If you or your loved one has ever been through a weight loss journey, you should know how hard it can be. It takes time, the process is slow and not very rewarding, and you have to make some significant lifestyle changes that put you under even more pressure.

Finding something that motivates you is crucial because this is what will keep you going throughout the journey. One way is to list the reasons why you’d like to become healthier and tell yourself how it’s gonna change the way you feel. Maybe it’s a boost of self-esteem, a better mood, or being happy with what you see in the mirror.

On the other hand, it’s all about finding the right balance, whether it’s some healthy amount of exercise, a nutritious diet, or a good night’s sleep. Going into the extreme ends of these three can cause long-term damage and harm your body image, relationship with food, and the ways you perceive yourself.

#4

Anorexia Recovery. Getting To Know Myself Again And Learning To Value Myself For Things Other Than My Weight

Anorexia Recovery. Getting To Know Myself Again And Learning To Value Myself For Things Other Than My Weight

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Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
11 months ago

You look happy now! Good for you!

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#5

May 19-Sep 20. I Used To Browse These Posts Anon For Years And Cry. Until I Decided I Was Going To Have My Own Picture Up Here. Shine Baby!

May 19-Sep 20. I Used To Browse These Posts Anon For Years And Cry. Until I Decided I Was Going To Have My Own Picture Up Here. Shine Baby!

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Wendillon
Community Member
11 months ago

Glad they found that motivation!

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#6

605 Pounds > 375 Pounds. Still Considered Super Morbidly Obese But I've Made Some Good Progress

605 Pounds > 375 Pounds. Still Considered Super Morbidly Obese But I've Made Some Good Progress

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Marilyn Holt
Community Member
11 months ago

Well done!

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In times when dieting and extreme health routines seem to be everywhere, from social media to television, it may be tempting to become obsessed with unrealistic body goals. Therefore, before going on a journey towards a healthy body and a healthy soul, it’s best to consult an expert who will give you advice on how to help yourself in ways that bring out positivity and self-love.

#7

11 Month Transformation. Face Gains! Recovering Alcoholic. Recently Achieved 11 Months Sober. I'm A New Man

11 Month Transformation. Face Gains! Recovering Alcoholic. Recently Achieved 11 Months Sober. I'm A New Man

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Marina Fragoso
Community Member
11 months ago

Congrats!! <3 You should be so proud of yourself!

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#8

280lbs > 182lbs. Salesman Grows Ginger Beard And Becomes Gq Model

280lbs > 182lbs. Salesman Grows Ginger Beard And Becomes Gq Model

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K.
Community Member
11 months ago

It’s official. I have a thing for gingers.

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#9

Finally Under 300!

Finally Under 300!

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Sandy
Community Member
10 months ago

He looks so happy in the second pic

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#10

Just Over Three Years Ago I Decided To Take Control Of My Life And Make Some Drastic Changes. This Sunday I Ran My 5th Run Disney Half Marathon And Finally Got A Photo Where I Feel Like I Truly Look Like An Athlete!!!

Just Over Three Years Ago I Decided To Take Control Of My Life And Make Some Drastic Changes. This Sunday I Ran My 5th Run Disney Half Marathon And Finally Got A Photo Where I Feel Like I Truly Look Like An Athlete!!!

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Marilyn Holt
Community Member
11 months ago

Congratulations!!! Wow!

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#11

I Recovered From An 8 Year Battle With Anorexia And Am The Happiest And Healthiest I’ve Ever Been

I Recovered From An 8 Year Battle With Anorexia And Am The Happiest And Healthiest I’ve Ever Been

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Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
11 months ago

Look at you now! So very happy for you!

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#12

04/17 To 12/18

04/17 To 12/18

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read041
Community Member
11 months ago

Well done sir!

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#13

245 > 160 Lbs. Still Have At Least 25 More To Go, But Life Is So Much Better Now

245 > 160 Lbs. Still Have At Least 25 More To Go, But Life Is So Much Better Now

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Marilyn Holt
Community Member
11 months ago

Such good work. Not easy. You have great determination.

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#14

159.5 Lbs Lost Over 9 Years. It’s My Golden Birthday In Just 10 Short Days And I’m Simply In Love With The Me I’ve Finally Become (Inside And Out) After Almost 50 Years! Y’all Come On And Help Me Celebrate Life!

159.5 Lbs Lost Over 9 Years. It’s My Golden Birthday In Just 10 Short Days And I’m Simply In Love With The Me I’ve Finally Become (Inside And Out) After Almost 50 Years! Y’all Come On And Help Me Celebrate Life!

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Woets
Community Member
11 months ago

Well done! You look great

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#15

May Not Look Like Much Of A Change In 4months, But With A Decade Of Depression And Anxiety Behind Me. Im Learning To Love Myself Again

May Not Look Like Much Of A Change In 4months, But With A Decade Of Depression And Anxiety Behind Me. Im Learning To Love Myself Again

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Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
11 months ago

Yes! Great job! Keep it up. Your physical and mental health work hand-in-hand.

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#16

Lost 110 Lbs. I Used To Get Called A Fat Fa**ot Which Forced Me To Hate Myself. This Week I Got Offered A Commercial Modeling Contract (Something I’ve Been Working Hard For). The Weight Loss Helped, But Loving Myself (Especially My Gayness) Helped The Most

Lost 110 Lbs. I Used To Get Called A Fat Fa**ot Which Forced Me To Hate Myself. This Week I Got Offered A Commercial Modeling Contract (Something I’ve Been Working Hard For). The Weight Loss Helped, But Loving Myself (Especially My Gayness) Helped The Most

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Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
11 months ago

What a handsome young man! Go you xxx

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#17

233lbs To 130lbs. Got Tired Of Being Obese And Took Control Of My Life!

233lbs To 130lbs. Got Tired Of Being Obese And Took Control Of My Life!

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Troux
Community Member
11 months ago

It's official. I have a thing for brunettes.

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#18

Got My New Id Badge Today. When I Put It Next To The One I Got When I Started In November 2017 I Almost Cried

Got My New Id Badge Today. When I Put It Next To The One I Got When I Started In November 2017 I Almost Cried

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Marilyn Holt
Community Member
11 months ago

Wow! A whole new person! )

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#19

24 Months Of Diet, Moving More, But Most Of All A Mindset Overhaul. A Complete 360 Transformation Is Possible! You Can Literally Not Recognize Yourself From The Person That You Use To Be. All Things Are Possible And It Starts With The Mind

24 Months Of Diet, Moving More, But Most Of All A Mindset Overhaul. A Complete 360 Transformation Is Possible! You Can Literally Not Recognize Yourself From The Person That You Use To Be. All Things Are Possible And It Starts With The Mind

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Karin Jansen
Community Member
11 months ago

First: go you! That's amazing. Second: it's a 180° transformation, 360 would mean you're back where you started (sorry for being a smart ass, 360 is just confusing to me).

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#20

Joined Slimming World UK In July 2017 - May 2020. 520.5lb - 380.5lb - 215lb

Joined Slimming World UK In July 2017 - May 2020. 520.5lb - 380.5lb - 215lb

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Athenalikesowls
Community Member
11 months ago

Hes standing a lot straighter in the last photo. had he kept that weight he would have probably had a lot of back problems. Good on him for losing the weight he looks better.

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#21

270lbs > 160lb (2 Years) It Takes A While But I Am Proud That I Stayed On Track!

270lbs > 160lb (2 Years) It Takes A While But I Am Proud That I Stayed On Track!

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Community Member
11 months ago

ooh, he look like anthony ramos <3

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#22

159lbs Lost. Hey Look Ma, I Made It

159lbs Lost. Hey Look Ma, I Made It

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Judy Dunlevy
Community Member
11 months ago

Wow good work

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#23

Junior To Senior Prom. Same Man, New Me

Junior To Senior Prom. Same Man, New Me

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Stitches
Community Member
11 months ago

Ok I’m in love with that dress

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#24

74lbs Lost. Spent Most Of My Twenties Depressed & Drunk. Looking Forward To Spending My Thirties Happier & Healthier!

74lbs Lost. Spent Most Of My Twenties Depressed & Drunk. Looking Forward To Spending My Thirties Happier & Healthier!

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Karin Jansen
Community Member
11 months ago

You look ten years younger!

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#25

Feeling Strong Today

Feeling Strong Today

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Biana Vacker
Community Member
11 months ago

you are strong!

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#26

Same Jacket After 20-40-60-80-100 Pounds Lost. Thanks Cico And Walking! Celebrating 100 By Joining Gym

Same Jacket After 20-40-60-80-100 Pounds Lost. Thanks Cico And Walking! Celebrating 100 By Joining Gym

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Cindy Kenna
Community Member
11 months ago

Congrats! All your hard work is paying off!

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#27

I [friggin] Did It!

I [friggin] Did It!

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Cindy Kenna
Community Member
11 months ago

You look fabulous! Great job!

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#28

Face Gains! I’ve Decided To Stop Actively Trying To Lose Weight Now And Focus On Maintaining After Being Told By The Doctor That I’m Healthy All Round! It’s So Nice To Have My Jawline Back Finally

Face Gains! I’ve Decided To Stop Actively Trying To Lose Weight Now And Focus On Maintaining After Being Told By The Doctor That I’m Healthy All Round! It’s So Nice To Have My Jawline Back Finally

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Wolfstar
Community Member
11 months ago

Omg her eyes are so pretty

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#29

Face Progress: I Ran Into An Old College Friend Today Who Literally Refused To Believe It Was Me Because I Am "Unrecognizable"

Face Progress: I Ran Into An Old College Friend Today Who Literally Refused To Believe It Was Me Because I Am "Unrecognizable"

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Petra Lopez Hill
Community Member
11 months ago

just the lovely smile is missing ;-)

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#30

150lbs Weight Loss Progress

150lbs Weight Loss Progress

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Laura Gillette
Community Member
11 months ago

What is he doing with his left hand in the second photo... if it is what I think it is, that's a bit unnerving...

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