Weight gain and obesity are almost an epidemic in our society. And it's not because we have all turned into gluttonous eating machines, but maintaining the weight is coded into our DNA. And with the unlimited supply of fast and processed foods, it is a slippery slope from a few excess pounds to obesity. The saddest part is, that those pounds come together with other health issues and weight loss is no picnic. In fact, you could argue it's even harder to stay motivated during the cold time of the year. After all, the chances of people judging your bikini look are significantly lower. But whether you're shedding pounds or simply trying to stay in shape, Bored Panda has put together a list of incredible before-and-after photos of people's weight loss success stories to keep your motivation burning.
Featuring guys and girls who lost 175 lbs, 200 lbs, or even 295 lbs, this series of weight loss pictures proves that nothing is stronger than a determined mind. So turn on Eye Of The Tiger, turn away from that croissant, and scroll down to collect your daily dose of calorie-burning inspiration. Extreme weight loss is arduous work, but it is so, so worth it at the end!