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!
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My 600-Pound Life - Before And After
Amber started her weight loss journey carrying more than 600 pounds. Because of her weight, she couldn't shower or bathe herself and was barely walking. She worked hard and lost enough weight for gastric bypass surgery after that she continued with her weight loss plans by eating healthy and exercising. She has lost more than 400 pounds and has changed her life completely.
I'm Finally Where I Want My Body To Be And I'm Happily Maintaining What I've Got. It Only Took Just Under 9 Years, It's Been Hard, But Now I'm Just Glad I'm Here
I'd have to say my weight loss journey it's going pretty damn well! My definition is getting better, the stomach is more trim and I'm even confident enough to let people see the midriff. It only took just under 9 years, it's been hard, but now I'm just glad I'm living healthy.
45 Pound Weight Loss In One Year
Combined Regular Cardio And Weight Training, Helped Me To Reduce My Weight From 223 Lbs (101 Kg) To 144 Lbs (65 Kg) In Slightly Less Than 2 Years
I've always had low self-esteem due to my weight and appearance, but a couple of years ago I decided to start my weight loss journey in hopes to feel better about myself. Not believing in strict diets, I chose to exercise instead and after two years I've shed about half of my weight.
So I Lost 295 Lbs In The Last Decade. Pics Or It Didn't Happen
It took me a decade of changing habits and being a healthier version of me, but it was totally worth it. If not for pictures, nobody would believe it's possible to lose so much body weight!
177 Kg Lost Between Us Both And We Still Ain't Done Yet
I look back on the changes we have both made physically, mentally, and emotionally and I couldn't be more proud. 177kg of body weight lost between us both and we still ain't done yet!
80 Lbs To 145 Lbs. Quit Drinking One Year Ago This Weekend
A year in progress after I quit drinking, started eating healthy and exercising. I'm feeling so much healthier and happier now!
135 Lb Weight Loss
Changing habits can transform you into a whole different human being. I couldn't be more proud with what I've achieved by eating healthy and sticking to an exercise program.
Christine Lost 175 Pounds And Learned To Love Her Stretch Marks
Have you ever been afraid to start your weight loss journey for fear of stretch marks, scars, and loose skin?
So was I.
Weight loss, it's about health. It's not about acceptance by others...it's about learning to accept who you are in this moment and who you are becoming.
William Guinn Lost 230 Pounds In Order To Join The Army
Some lose weight in order to feel better about themselves or be healthier, but William did it because he had a dream to join the army. After losing 230 pounds not only his dream became a reality, but he also found a new love for living healthy and exercising.
I Have Been Overweight All My Life. I've Also Been On Diets All My Life. I Decided It Was Time To Change. So After Drastic Changes And Working Out 4 To 5 Times A Week, I Have Now Lost A Total Of 170 Pounds
I'm 55 Years Old And I Weigh 105 Lbs Less Than I Did Last Year. My Wife Lost 61 Lbs. No Tricks, Just Ate Better And Exercised
Pictures Can Only Show So Much. It's Remarkable How My Body Has Been Able To Withstand All The Weight, All The Stress Of The Weight & The Bouncing Back As I've Lost Hundreds Of Hundred Of Pounds Of Fat
Today Is 5th Year Of My Weight Loss Journey
Jonah Hill Is Weight Loss Goals
Progress: Started Out At 298,8 Lbs, Now It's 193,8 Lbs
Halloween Transformation, 2015 - Now, From Shrek To Moana
Two Years Ago, I Decided To Make A Change. 50 Lbs Later, I'm Training For A Half Marathon And Wore This To Work Today
This Couple From China Shed Half Of Combined Weight So They Can Have A Healthy Baby
Still The Same Girl, Just Less Than Half Of Me And A Hell Of A Lot More Respect And Gratefulness For Life, Health And Exercise. From 135 Kg To 65,7 Kg In 13 Months
After Years Of False Starts, Broken Self Promises, I Finally Did It And Hit My Weight Loss Goal. 122 Lb Down As Of Yesterday
100 Lbs In A Year
One Year Of No Alcohol Has Changed My Life. I Lost 53 Pounds And I'm 1000 Times Happier. I Tried To Recreate My Bloated Pic
One Year And 200 Pounds Later - I Went From Not Being Able To Stand As A Spectator To Running The Same 10k
3+ Years And 120 Lbs Later
Weight Loss Over Time. From 342 Pounds To 153 Pounds Down
My Weight Loss Journey, 382 Lbs To 240 Lbs In A Year And A Half. This Is Me At My High School Graduation Vs My Tech College Graduation Yesterday
From 210 To 137 Pounds
120 Pounds Lost This Year So Far. From 400 To 280 Pounds
In The Last Year I Have Lost Over 200 Lbs From Exercise And Gastric Sleeve Surgery
90 Lbs Lost
My Starting Weight Was 356 Pounds And I'm Currently 181 Pounds
Transforming Yourself Mentally Or Physically Is Not A Race, Don't Worry About How Long It Takes You – Forward Is Forward
In 10 Months I Lost 60 Kg. And Now I've Been Maintaining For A Year
From Fat To Fit At Fifty. Around 2013, Nearly 220 Lbs. I've Lost 159 Lbs Total, And I Get Mistaken For Being 15 Years Younger All The Time
My Weight Loss Journey. From Nearly 500 Lbs To A Solid 195
85 Lbs Lost And A New Life Gained. Bring On The Next Adventure!
I've Lost Over 160 Lbs Since 2014 And Run In My Third Ultra Marathon In 23 Days!
35 Lbs Down In 20 Months. 1 Year To Lose The Weight, 1 Year Of Maintenance. Same Phone And Headphones!
My 121 Lb Body Transformation
Lost 70 Lbs After Being Diagnosed With Celiac And Cutting Gluten. Got Serious In The Past Year And Lost The Remaining Weight By Tracking Macros And Lifting 5x/ Week
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