It's easy to find an excuse for skipping a workout or cheating on your diet but ignore your health too much, and it will seriously deteriorate. However, that doesn't mean you can't get back into shape after a minor or a major slip up. My 600-lb Life is a reality TV series that focuses on morbidly obese people and their weight loss transformations. Some of the changes on the TLC show are so incredible, and you probably won't believe the before & after pictures show the same participants.

My 600-lb Life was meant to be a five-part miniseries involving four morbidly obese patients, but because of its popularity, new episodes were filmed. Each person who appears on the show weighs around 600 pounds (270 kg) at the beginning and tries to reach healthy numbers through controlled weight loss. The determined stars of the program have shredded more than 161, 424 pounds. Extreme weight loss is not only physically, but also mentally hard - changing detrimental habits proves strong will and determination. As corny as it sounds, nothing is impossible. Scroll down to collect your daily dose of motivation in these My 600-Lb Life before and after photos.

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#1

Christina Philips Was 708 Lbs, She Dropped To 183 Lbs

Christina Philips Was 708 Lbs, She Dropped To 183 Lbs

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Bored Birgit
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2 years ago

Now her pretty face is even prettier.

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#2

Amber Rachdi Was 660 Lbs, She Dropped To 236 Pounds

Amber Rachdi Was 660 Lbs, She Dropped To 236 Pounds

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Bored Fox
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2 years ago

299.4 kg to 107 kg.

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Amber Rachdi Was 660 Lbs, She Dropped To 236 Lbs

Amber Rachdi Was 660 Lbs, She Dropped To 236 Lbs

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BusLady
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2 years ago

I love the "Bettie Page" look. She's very cute.

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#4

Marla Mccants Was 800 Lbs, She Dropped To 300 Lbs

Marla Mccants Was 800 Lbs, She Dropped To 300 Lbs

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Maci Wilcox
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2 years ago

Wow! She looks so much happier!

Colette Bembenek
Community Member
2 years ago

Without a doubt, she's happier. What's the pysiology/psychological enigma that causes this to occur anyway?

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Berk Amphosa
Community Member
2 years ago

She's not 300lbs. I'm 200lbs and she's smaller than me. Good on you, girlfriend.

Honesty Olishia
Community Member
2 years ago

Everyone carries weight differently, she may have a lot of muscle or be very tall. Or again it may just be a typo.

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Anna Brown
Community Member
2 years ago

there's no way she's 300 in second pic...200 maybe

Bored Fox
Community Member
2 years ago

362.9 kg to 136.1 kg

Jacqueline R.
Community Member
2 years ago

She looks like she's lost a whole lot more because in the second photo, she looks like she weighs less than 200 pounds, not 300 pounds. Great for her!

Molly Block
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, gorgeous! I just wish the before photos didn't always show them eating.

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

I find it disturbing to see "Before" pics where the person is eating. It seems to reinforce the belief that large people eat non-stop. I'm overweight myself and have struggled with my weight since I was 11 years old. I have had many close relatives (living or deceased) who are/were morbidly obese. Most overweight people are constantly dieting.

adoracat
Community Member
2 years ago

And that constant dieting contributes to the weight issues. I was very happy with my weight when TheEngineer and I married. Then my diabetes was diagnosed, and my first endocrinologist NEVER told me that the majority of medications used to treat diabetes cause weight gain. I SO much agree with you, not all fat people are constantly eating.

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Stephanie Hutner
Community Member
2 years ago

That second photo is wayyy less than 500 lbs

Stephanie Hutner
Community Member
2 years ago

Ah fuck nvm. Read it wrong.

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Isla Reyne
Community Member
2 years ago

Whaaat? She weighs 300 in the 2nd pic? No way ! How?

Twinkle Wolf
Community Member
2 years ago

This is incredible. She looks so happy too!

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Beautiful smile

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Melissa Long
Community Member
1 year ago

She's clearly NOT 300; maybe 160 or so...

Lindzi Meaney
Community Member
1 year ago

U look GREAT 😊

Lisa Beatty
Community Member
2 years ago

THere is no way that 2nd picture is of her at 300 lbs

Yasmin Janette
Community Member
2 years ago

What a transformation, really well done

Olushola Odeh
Community Member
2 years ago

You are a winner!!!

Lonely Dragon
Community Member
2 years ago

Is she 300lbs in that pic? Really doesn't look like it :0

Wendy J Shores
Community Member
2 years ago

Marla McCants proves she McCAN! Awesome!

Susan Alderson
Community Member
2 years ago

That 2nd pic is NOT 300 lbs.

Eddie77
Community Member
2 years ago

Congratulations you did it!

Robin Ellison
Community Member
2 years ago

I wonder how much skin surgery she had to have?

Shirley Battie
Community Member
2 years ago

what a pretty lady

Olushola Odeh
Community Member
2 years ago

You go girl!!!!

Amanda O'Dell
Community Member
2 years ago

When I watch the show I wanted to hug her daughter Sierra so bad she's so lucky to have a daughter like that.

Peggy McFarland Ward
Community Member
2 years ago

Everyone is such an inspiration.

Jessica Billings
Community Member
2 years ago

She looks way less than 300lbs.

Katie Fallon
Community Member
2 years ago

She looks a heck of a lot less than 300 pounds in her after photo. I'm sure she has excess skin, but still.

Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
2 years ago

She weighs 136 kilos in the pic on the right? o.O

Gillian Black
Community Member
2 years ago

her eyes are shinning she looks great

RaroaRaroa
Community Member
2 years ago

Ifshe's 300lbs, why does she look so much smaller than 236lb Amber?

Furious_Lover
Community Member
2 years ago

Ssssooo pretty

Karin Morris
Community Member
2 years ago

Every single one of them is eating in the before picture

Amelia Junge
Community Member
2 years ago

how did she not die??

Furious_Lover
Community Member
2 years ago

The same way you are still alive

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#5

Donald Shelton Was 675 Lbs, He Dropped To 295 Lbs

Donald Shelton Was 675 Lbs, He Dropped To 295 Lbs

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Norma
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2 years ago

He looks SO much happier!

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#6

Melissa D. Morris Was 653 Lbs, She Dropped To 178 Lbs

Melissa D. Morris Was 653 Lbs, She Dropped To 178 Lbs

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Jhoa
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2 years ago

295kg to 80kg

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#7

Nikki Webster Was 649 Lbs, She Dropped To 236 Lbs

Nikki Webster Was 649 Lbs, She Dropped To 236 Lbs

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Sanne H.
Community Member
2 years ago

I love the increase of self esteem between these two pictures. I like her style of clothes, her haircut and her happy smile in the right one. Hope she is as happy as she looks!

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#8

Chuck Turner Was 693 Lbs, He Dropped To 433 Lbs

Chuck Turner Was 693 Lbs, He Dropped To 433 Lbs

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Bored Birgit
Community Member
2 years ago

Remember him from the show, he won back his wife and son.

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#9

Laura Perez Was 541 Lbs And She Dropped To 380 Lbs

Laura Perez Was 541 Lbs And She Dropped To 380 Lbs

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A Ghost
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2 years ago

I like her necklace quite a bit.

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#10

Bettie Jo Was 654 Lbs, She Dropped Around 200 Lbs

Bettie Jo Was 654 Lbs, She Dropped Around 200 Lbs

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Justin Dodson
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2 years ago

these are all so heartbreaking and lovely at the same time. My emotions are confused

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#11

Henry Foots Was 750 Lbs, He Dropped To 250 Lbs

Henry Foots Was 750 Lbs, He Dropped To 250 Lbs

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Tam-Tam
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2 years ago

I believe he has since passed away. So sad if this is accurate:-(

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#12

Paula Jones Wast 553 Lbs She Dropped To 269 Lbs

Paula Jones Wast 553 Lbs She Dropped To 269 Lbs

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birdhouse
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2 years ago

Loving the new hair.

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#13

Olivia Cruz Was 580 Lbs, She Dropped To 200 Lbs

Olivia Cruz Was 580 Lbs, She Dropped To 200 Lbs

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

What a contrast in these 2 pics! From needing a walker, to playing sports with her family. The child looks very proud of her.

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#14

Diana Was 601 Lbs She Dropped To 223 Lbs

Diana Was 601 Lbs She Dropped To 223 Lbs

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Carmen Elena
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2 years ago

Is that dr . Nowzaradan?

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#15

Zsalynn Whitworth Was 600 Lbs, She Dropped To 300 Lbs

Zsalynn Whitworth Was 600 Lbs, She Dropped To 300 Lbs

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C
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2 years ago

She weighs 300 pounds? Doesn't look like it. Unless all the extra skin adds up

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#16

June Mccamey Was 600 Lbs, She Dropped To 370 Lbs

June Mccamey Was 600 Lbs, She Dropped To 370 Lbs

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BusLady
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2 years ago

370? She looks much smaller than that. A typo?

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#17

Ashley Dunn-Bratcher Was 725 Lbs, She Dropped To 470 Lbs

Ashley Dunn-Bratcher Was 725 Lbs, She Dropped To 470 Lbs

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Bored Birgit
Community Member
2 years ago

So pretty and happy now.

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#18

Brittani Fulfer Was 605 Lbs, He Dropped To 400 Lbs

Brittani Fulfer Was 605 Lbs, He Dropped To 400 Lbs

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Chris Pitch
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2 years ago

he?

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#19

Charity Pierce Was 800 Lbs, She Dropped To 300 Lbs

Charity Pierce Was 800 Lbs, She Dropped To 300 Lbs

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Su Jol
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2 years ago

some of these are really confusing. Surely she's less than 500lb in that pic??

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#20

Tara Was 606 Lbs, She Dropped To 278 Lbs

Tara Was 606 Lbs, She Dropped To 278 Lbs

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Furious_Lover
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2 years ago

She’s making that progress!

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#21

Paula Was 533 Lbs, She Dropped To 379 Lbs

Paula Was 533 Lbs, She Dropped To 379 Lbs

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Allen John
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2 years ago

I maybe overstating, but it would be nice if govt would help in paying for their tummy tucks and other small procedures to get rid of the excess skin

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#22

Joe Wexler Was 792 Lbs, He Dropped To 374 Lbs

Joe Wexler Was 792 Lbs, He Dropped To 374 Lbs

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Nadine Ducca
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2 years ago

Joe's story was great. He continued losing weight, met a girl, fell in love, got married... I think they even had a baby by now.

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#23

James Was 728 Lbs, He Dropped To 352 Lbs

James Was 728 Lbs, He Dropped To 352 Lbs

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BusLady
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2 years ago

He looks nervous (in the doctor's office.)

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#24

Chay Guillroy Was 579 Lbs, Chay Dropped To 378 Lbs

Chay Guillroy Was 579 Lbs, Chay Dropped To 378 Lbs

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Nadine Ducca
Community Member
2 years ago

Poor Chay was dealing with morbid obesity and gender identity problems. So glad the former "he" now lives as a she. I think she calls herself "Dolores" if I remember well.

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#25

Penny Saeger Was 494 Lbs, She Dropped To 454 Lbs

Penny Saeger Was 494 Lbs, She Dropped To 454 Lbs

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The Gumnut Flock
Community Member
2 years ago

i find it so sad that even though she has lost all of that weight, she still needs extra oxygen. Keep going Penny, you have the determination and resilience to push through and live a full and happy life

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