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 being overweight. The saddest part is, that those pounds come together with other health issues and weight loss is no picnic. In fact, you could argue that embarking on a weight loss journey is even harder than to stay motivated during the cold time of the year. But whether you're shedding pounds or simply trying to stick with a healthy lifestyle, 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 weight loss transformation inspiration. Extreme weight loss is arduous work, but it is so, so worth it in the end!

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#1

My 600-Pound Life - Before And After

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.

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Brigitte
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow! I don't know if it means something to you coming from a stranger but I'm very proud of you.

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#2

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'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.

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

You look tremendous & like a woman in charge. Love the haircut , too !

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#3

45 Pound Weight Loss In One Year

45 Pound Weight Loss In One Year

One year and minus 45 pounds! I've changed my bad habits completely - I'm now eating healthy, exercising and feeling better than I ever did.

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CelSlade
Community Member
3 years ago

You look amazing! Well done :)

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#4

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

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.

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Full Name
Community Member
3 years ago

And diet. Why do people ignore the diet part? I guarantee she's not eating the same as before, and I guarantee it's healthier food. Since food is 85% of it, it's funny that most people just talk about the gym part.

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#5

So I Lost 295 Lbs In The Last Decade. Pics Or It Didn't Happen

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!

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Beaver-Moose
Community Member
3 years ago

at first i thought the left and right pics on top were the before and after, and i was like, 'oh, well, ok...' then i scrolled down and i was like, THAT MAKES SENSE OOOOOOOH

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#6

177 Kg Lost Between Us Both And We Still Ain't Done Yet

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!

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Cat Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

The couple that loses weight together, stays together

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#7

80 Lbs To 145 Lbs. Quit Drinking One Year Ago This Weekend

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!

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Lucida
Community Member
3 years ago

On the picture to the left, you can tell in his eyes that he doesn't feel good about himself, it's as he's barely able to look at himself, and in the picture to the right are the eyes and posture full of self-esteem. Great!

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#8

135 Lb Weight Loss

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.

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CelSlade
Community Member
3 years ago

You were cute before, but now you are YUM!

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#9

Christine Lost 175 Pounds And Learned To Love Her Stretch Marks

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.


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Lucida
Community Member
3 years ago

I can not either believe this is the same person. Cool what she did with the strech marks on the picture to the right. :)

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#10

William Guinn Lost 230 Pounds In Order To Join The Army

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.

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Angela Risk
Community Member
3 years ago

That’s fantastic. Not only on losing weight but also serving in the Forces. Thank you for your service to Britain’s Cousin, the Amazing America. I tip my hat to you Sir.

Jon Varley
Community Member
5 months ago

Just because someone is in the military doesn't make them automatically a *good* person. Stop doing that.

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Karynne Williams
Community Member
3 years ago

As a veteran, I appreciate your dedication to the process to serve. You should be very proud of yourself. Welcome, brother.

Allyson Hinds
Community Member
3 years ago

Kklady3 I second that emotion! It took true bravery to accomplish BOTH of these!!!

Scott White
Community Member
3 years ago

So. I see some positive and negative comments here. Yes joining the military is not selfless you do get paid (poorly). You loose a lot of freedoms that civilians take for granted so there is sacrifice involved and there is the potential to be placed in bad situations. Not everyone is willing to make that kind of choice. I had the opposite issue, I needed to gain 15 LB's to join the Army when I went in at age 17.

Dead Eisdax
Community Member
3 years ago

This really motivates me to continue training.

Molly Block
Community Member
3 years ago

Wait--how did he lose that big dark tattoo on his right arm then?!!!!

Нора Маджарова
Community Member
3 years ago

The first pic is taken by him in front of a mirror. Ring any bells?

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Sue Mason-Morton
Community Member
3 years ago

great transformation, but my only question is is how is the tattoo so different, was it totally removed and then redone? Doesn't seem possible?

Maggie Collins
Community Member
3 years ago

DITTO!

Denise Gilliard
Community Member
3 years ago

That is self motivation

Jill Coert
Community Member
3 years ago

That is amazing. Good on you!

Susan Gardner
Community Member
3 years ago

Look at you NOW! Gorgeous

Ashiah Rainwing
Community Member
3 years ago

RESPECT!

Lady Lazarus
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow!

Janice Knight
Community Member
3 years ago

Thank you for your service that's dedication in shoe leather.

Mrs. Michelle M. Stuart
Community Member
3 years ago

Huh? I'm confused by yer comment. Maybe I just don't get it tho. 🤔

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Aidan Parle
Community Member
10 months ago

This is absolutely phenomenal. Take a bow brother!

Aidan Parle
Community Member
10 months ago

Absolutely outstanding. Take a bow brother

Kristen Turner
Community Member
2 years ago

Why does he have MORE of an arm tattoo when he is fat if that is the before? hmmmm.....

Shelley Plunkett
Community Member
2 years ago

Love your commitment....to yourself and to our country!

d r e a m w o r l d
Community Member
3 years ago

Undying motivation to possibly get killed or hurt in the name of America. I love it! We salute you, Will! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸💘💘💘💝💝💝

Beverly Palmacci
Community Member
3 years ago

Absolutely amazing! How did the tattoo get to be different though?

Sue Mason-Morton
Community Member
3 years ago

that's exactly what I was thinking, there's no way that could be that covered up, could it?

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Don Flynn
Community Member
3 years ago

Thank you for your service

Bettye McKee
Community Member
3 years ago

What a difference!

Pamela Grove
Community Member
3 years ago

They're lucky to have you.

Bunny Lady
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gloria Polis
Community Member
3 years ago

Congratuations! What a goal!

Brenda Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow! You look great dude!

Emmanuel Machani
Community Member
3 years ago

Different tattoo?

Marcin Barczyński
Community Member
3 years ago

Different forearm. The first pic is a mirror selfie.

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James Ross
Community Member
3 years ago

The irony is that the army could then save his life...

Beaver-Moose
Community Member
3 years ago

This is great, he pursued a goal and succeeded! LOVE IT

Sarmite Kraukle
Community Member
3 years ago

I like that he changed his tattoo on his arm too.

Kathy G
Community Member
3 years ago

So if this is the same guy, what is with the tattoo on his arm?

Данила Ремизов
Community Member
3 years ago

With weight he lost his tattoo! Wow!

Laszlo Kobaszlo
Community Member
3 years ago

Selfie is mirrored. Tattoo is on the other arm

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Elizabott
Community Member
3 years ago

Ummmm, your tattoos are different?

Lucian Dulbacă
Community Member
3 years ago

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Losing weight to join the army, what a waste...

Natalia Gatti
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3 years ago

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Agree. What a waste. It's funny (or sad actually) that they believe they will be fighting for a good cause when they go to war...

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#11

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 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

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

You go girl.... the healthy way !

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#12

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

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

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Exercis is hard work , but, it pays off in so many ways !

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#13

360 Lbs To 230 Lb In 24 Months. Face Gains!

360 Lbs To 230 Lb In 24 Months. Face Gains!

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Full Name
Community Member
3 years ago

Just wait until your high school reunion.

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#14

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

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

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Lucida
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazing! But I hope you didn't stop eating totally?

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#15

Today Is 5th Year Of My Weight Loss Journey

Today Is 5th Year Of My Weight Loss Journey

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Lillian Chesak
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow. Great job!

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#16

Lost 100 Lbs, And This Happened To My Face

Lost 100 Lbs, And This Happened To My Face

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Marina
Community Member
3 years ago

Lovely <3

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#17

Jonah Hill Is Weight Loss Goals

Jonah Hill Is Weight Loss Goals

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Jasmine
Community Member
3 years ago

Whaaaaaaat?????? Not even the same person!!! Good for him?

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#18

Progress: Started Out At 298,8 Lbs, Now It's 193,8 Lbs

Progress: Started Out At 298,8 Lbs, Now It's 193,8 Lbs

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Well sculpted body now , too......

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#19

200 Pounds Lost

200 Pounds Lost

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Kalya Crafts
Community Member
3 years ago

And a REALLY bad haircut!

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#20

From 220 Pounds (100 Kg) To 110 Pounds (50 Kg)

From 220 Pounds (100 Kg) To 110 Pounds (50 Kg)

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Norky Potter
Community Member
3 years ago

She's so pretty!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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#21

Halloween Transformation, 2015 - Now, From Shrek To Moana

Halloween Transformation, 2015 - Now, From Shrek To Moana

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

...... and having fun along the way !

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#22

340 Lbs Lost In 3 Years

340 Lbs Lost In 3 Years

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Maureen Zappellini
Community Member
3 years ago

Daaaay yum!

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#23

130 Lbs Lost

130 Lbs Lost

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A D
Community Member
3 years ago

She looks like Janet from Good Place

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#24

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

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

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Healthy goals breed confidence

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#25

This Couple From China Shed Half Of Combined Weight So They Can Have A Healthy Baby

This Couple From China Shed Half Of Combined Weight So They Can Have A Healthy Baby

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NoAssumedName
Community Member
3 years ago

Bnikin park???

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#26

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

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

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Sara Duckett
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazing how the tatoos moved around on her body with the weight loss.

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#27

Before And After Getting Fit

Before And After Getting Fit

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Cat on a bike
Community Member
3 years ago

Really cute!

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#28

170 Pounds Gone Forever

170 Pounds Gone Forever

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Jay Raman
Community Member
3 years ago

Tina fey?

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#29

After Years Of False Starts, Broken Self Promises, I Finally Did It And Hit My Weight Loss Goal. 122 Lb Down As Of Yesterday

After Years Of False Starts, Broken Self Promises, I Finally Did It And Hit My Weight Loss Goal. 122 Lb Down As Of Yesterday

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Full Name
Community Member
3 years ago

Getting past the false starts etc is the key. It's okay to mess up if you keep on going.

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#30

Weight Loss, From 298 To 238 Pounds

Weight Loss, From 298 To 238 Pounds

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ALIYAH ALLEN
Community Member
3 years ago

yaaasss!

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#31

100 Lbs In A Year

100 Lbs In A Year

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Antoaneta Tsoncheva
Community Member
3 years ago

You were already gorgeous before! Congrats on your progess!

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#32

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 Of No Alcohol Has Changed My Life. I Lost 53 Pounds And I'm 1000 Times Happier. I Tried To Recreate My Bloated Pic

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Jane Foe
Community Member
3 years ago

This is just wow. Also, congrats on not drinking. It's even more important than weight loss. Latter was just a great bonus :)

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#33

One Year And 200 Pounds Later - I Went From Not Being Able To Stand As A Spectator To Running The Same 10k

One Year And 200 Pounds Later - I Went From Not Being Able To Stand As A Spectator To Running The Same 10k

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Kim Wheeler
Community Member
3 years ago

Huge transformation in your face alone! Congrats!

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#34

3+ Years And 120 Lbs Later

3+ Years And 120 Lbs Later

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Sami
Community Member
3 years ago

Handsome!

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#35

Weight Loss Over Time. From 342 Pounds To 153 Pounds Down

Weight Loss Over Time. From 342 Pounds To 153 Pounds Down

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M O'Connell
Community Member
3 years ago

Thank you for not becoming part of that sofa.

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#36

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

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

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Seb Cebien
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful ! But now, you have to think about changing your shirt!

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#37

From 210 To 137 Pounds

From 210 To 137 Pounds

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alwright
Community Member
3 years ago

ha i like your shirt :D

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#38

120 Pounds Lost This Year So Far. From 400 To 280 Pounds

120 Pounds Lost This Year So Far. From 400 To 280 Pounds

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CelSlade
Community Member
3 years ago

Well done, keep it up!

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#39

In The Last Year I Have Lost Over 200 Lbs From Exercise And Gastric Sleeve Surgery

In The Last Year I Have Lost Over 200 Lbs From Exercise And Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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.gas.
Community Member
3 years ago

This one was featured in a different BP montage. I love the confidence in the 'after' photo!

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#40

90 Lbs Lost

90 Lbs Lost

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David He
Community Member
3 years ago

that face omg

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#41

My Starting Weight Was 356 Pounds And I'm Currently 181 Pounds

My Starting Weight Was 356 Pounds And I'm Currently 181 Pounds

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Lana
Community Member
3 years ago

And you are way more confident by showing your stomach. Congrats

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#42

Transforming Yourself Mentally Or Physically Is Not A Race, Don't Worry About How Long It Takes You – Forward Is Forward

Transforming Yourself Mentally Or Physically Is Not A Race, Don't Worry About How Long It Takes You – Forward Is Forward

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CelSlade
Community Member
3 years ago

Good motivational advice, thank you :)

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#43

In 10 Months I Lost 60 Kg. And Now I've Been Maintaining For A Year

In 10 Months I Lost 60 Kg. And Now I've Been Maintaining For A Year

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Community Member
3 years ago

Aw yay!! Congrats :)

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#44

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

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

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

You did it !

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#45

My Weight Loss Journey. From Nearly 500 Lbs To A Solid 195

My Weight Loss Journey. From Nearly 500 Lbs To A Solid 195

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Michael
Community Member
3 years ago

So Ethan Suplee is submitting here?

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#46

85 Lbs Lost And A New Life Gained. Bring On The Next Adventure!

85 Lbs Lost And A New Life Gained. Bring On The Next Adventure!

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M O'Connell
Community Member
3 years ago

Congratulations on your achievement! How on earth did you lose all that weight, but manage to hang onto 100% of your boobs? What sorcery is this?

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#47

I've Lost Over 160 Lbs Since 2014 And Run In My Third Ultra Marathon In 23 Days!

I've Lost Over 160 Lbs Since 2014 And Run In My Third Ultra Marathon In 23 Days!

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Marie-Eve Barette
Community Member
3 years ago

Congrats! Very inspiring!

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#48

35 Lbs Down In 20 Months. 1 Year To Lose The Weight, 1 Year Of Maintenance. Same Phone And Headphones!

35 Lbs Down In 20 Months. 1 Year To Lose The Weight, 1 Year Of Maintenance. Same Phone And Headphones!

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JillVille Child Care
Community Member
3 years ago

Love your hair in the second pic! So pretty!

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#49

My 121 Lb Body Transformation

My 121 Lb Body Transformation

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CelSlade
Community Member
3 years ago

Hubba hubba!

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#50

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

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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This Is Me
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful in both pics but you look so happy in the after. Congrats!

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