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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Wow! She looks so much happier!

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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 1 year 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 1 year 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. 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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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 1 year 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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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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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