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People Who Lost A Lot Of Weight Are Sharing Before And After Pics And You Can Barely Recognize Them (40 New Pics)

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When it comes to losing weight, the truth is that no matter what influencers on social media might tell you, there is no magic pill or tea that will make you shed pounds just by chilling on your couch. Losing weight is a slow process that takes a lot of discipline and dedication – but the end result is much worth the hard work.

People who lost great amounts of weight are sharing pictures of themselves before and after their weight loss journeys, and many of them ended up looking almost unrecognizable – and I mean that in the best way possible. Check out the photos and their stories in the gallery below – who knows, maybe they’ll inspire you to start a journey of your own? And if you want more inspiring weight loss stories, check out our previous post here!

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#1 I Think My Face In The Second Photo Explains Exactly What I Was Thinking. I Even Surprised Myself What I Accomplished In 150 Days

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#2 Celebrated 2 Years On My Weightloss Journey Yesterday! Lost My Weight Thru Dieting (Calorie Counting) A Lot Of Swimming, Walking And Some Bicycling (No Surgery) Anything Is Possible!

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I’m 32 and 6’8” tall. And my leg was so swollen from a few battles with cellulitis.

#3 3 Years Ago I Began This Long, Slow Journey And Now I Realize That There Really Isn’t Any End To It

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Each day I move in a direction based on my choices. Each month is a new milestone. Each year I seem to have changed so completely I think I can’t change any more and yet I do.At this point, I truly realize that we are limitless. At any moment we can make a decision to change. No matter how difficult or challenging life is, we must remain steadfast in our aim and keep inching forward.

When I got started I never imagined I’d be where I am today. I just wanted to get my health back and get off my medication. Each door we step through leads to another door and then another. I hope you all keep choosing to grow! To learn to love yourself, take the best care of yourself, and dare to dream and love with your whole heart again

#4 Goal Met! From 418 Lbs To 171 Lbs, From April 1st 2017 To December 18th 2018. 630 Days And Over 246 Lbs Lost

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I used to wear size 68” waist dress pants (currently wear 32”-34” depending on the cut), and went from wearing a size 7XLT shirt to wearing Small to Mediums. No surgery, or fad diets, just utilized exercise, and watched my calories in and calories out while making healthier food choices.

#5 Over 250 Lbs Lost With Diet, Exercise, And Cutting Out The Negative Self Talk In My Head

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I never thought I’d be where I am today. I lived with chronic depression & social anxiety for years. I thought I’d die fat either due to complications from my obesity or due to suicide. But the ego is a liar! The mind is an extremely powerful thing but ultimately we are the ones that choose how we want to feel. If we want to succeed at anything in life then we must first believe that we can. We must believe in ourselves and ignore the self destructive voice in our minds that will try to keep us down. Changing the mindset is #1. Everything else like diet and exercise will fall into place after that. Whether you need to lose weight, gain confidence, start a new career, WHATEVER it is that you want to do, always remember that the only limitations are the ones that you impose upon yourself with your own mind. If anyone’s interested I started a blog. I want to help empower others to take back control of their lives by helping them to change their mindsets, the foods that they eat, etc. It truly is my passion to help others to let go of their egos and become their best selves!

#6 My 133 Lb Weight Loss

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I lost 133lbs and have kept it off for 7 years by living a low carb lifestyle! Finally decided to share a before and after with the world! I’m 19 in the picture on the left. The picture on the right is a solo portrait from my engagement pictures a few months ago! (I’m 29 now).

#7 My Weight Loss Progress – 3 Years

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This is my weight loss progress. I went from 300lbs, to 150lbs. A size 24, to a size 8, the picture on the right was my outfit I wore to work today. Absolutely love my body now. I’m almost 40, and I wish I had started to lose weight sooner.

#8 I Didn’t Want My Son To Grow Up Visiting A Tombstone As Dad

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#9 1 Year Of Progress

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#10 Progress Pics

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#11 3 Years: 450 Lbs To 170 Lbs

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#12 He Lost A Lot Of Pounds

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#13 300 Lbs > 164 Lbs = 136 Lbs. Weight Loss Progress

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#14 Same Spot, 2 Years Apart

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#15 Kobe’s Last Game Inspired Him To Train And Lose 170 Lbs

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#16 Weightloss Progress Update 135 Lbs Down

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#17 193 Lbs Down! I Finally Like What I See In The Mirror

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1. It took roughly two years for me to get down to the weight I’m at now, also I still have about 30-40 lbs to go until I’m happy.

2. Yes, I, unfortunately, have a ton of loose skin and that’s just the nature of losing this much weight. It has gone down some as I continue to weight train and eat right but since the amount of weight I lost is so great it will have to be surgically addressed to completely remove it.

3 . In order to begin losing the weight I cut out all carbs and most dairy and stuck to just proteins and veggies and fruits. I ate about 8 small meals a day ( 4 oz of meat with about 1 cup of what ever veggie I felt like, usually brussel sprouts or broccoli or green beans were a favorite) I cut out all sugary drinks like sodas and juices and I don’t drink alcohol and stick to water which I drink about 110+ oz through out my day. I had to lose 20 lbs before I ended up electing to get Gastric Sleeve surgery. For working out, I go to the gym twice a day 5 days a week. I go to the gym every day at 6:30am for an hour spin class at my local gym. Then I go home and go about my day and go back to the gym around 8:30pm and weight train. Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays I work arms, back and core. Thursdays and Tuesdays I do legs and butt. I give myself one cheat day a month but even then it’s usually only some frozen yogurt or chocolate. I also don’t go over board on my cheat day. Now I know cutting out carbs forever is unrealistic and once I reached what I thought was a healthy weight I had started slowly introducing small amounts of carbs back into my diet like sweet potato and quinoa and whole grain rice.

4. Yes in the 2 years it took me to lose the weight, I dyed my hair. Shocking, I know.

#18 My Desire For Change Was So Much More Greater Than My Desire To Stay The Same Rest Of My Life

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Have the courage to step outside the box and challenge yourself to change. It doesn’t matter how small or how big your goals are, if you taken the first step, then you’ve already won!

#19 6 Years Progress. From 330 Lbs To 198 Lbs

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I spent 10 years living in depression, fail marriage and so on. But I have changed, if you’re going through something just keep going, if a man like me did it I’m sure you can do it too.

#20 Reflecting On Two Different Trips To Cuba And Weight Loss Progress

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Cuba 3 years ago and Cuba last week.

#21 2 Years – 246 Lbs

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#22 Before And After A Lifestyle Change

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#23 Today My Wife Is Officially Under 200 Lbs And I Was Finally Able To Do A Chin Up For The First Time In My Life

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#24 September 9, 2018 Vs September 9, 2019

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#25 Couples Weight Loss Before/After

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I was 460 lbs and she was 374 lbs. Now I’m 205 and she’s 230. A year and a half later. My wife and I had gastric bypass which really helped “get us going”. That weight loss felt great at first but fell off hard at 6 months. Then we worked hard on eating 1 gram of protein for every 1 gram of carb. With a stomach this small that meant always monitoring our carbs and as a result, over the next year we continued to drop.

#26 A Ton Of Work, But Worth It

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#27 3 Years Of Losing Weight

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#28 Before And After 2 Years 475 Pounds Lost. Enjoyed A Rare Trip To Chick Fil A

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Top pic – 2018 my heaviest 764 pounds. Bottom – 2020 289 pounds. 21 months 475 pounds lost by Calorie Counting (CICO), walking and swimming. A rare trip to Chick Fil A (there aren’t any around me…thankfully lol).

#29 No Junk Food, Healthy Diet And My Regular Workout Regimen ( 1 Year)

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#30 425 Lbs -> 175 Lbs! Hit 250 Lbs Lost Today

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#31 This Was Me At 350 Lbs, Right Before I Started My Journey To 200

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I told my parents that I was going to loose the weight and they bought me this awesome shirt that I still keep. It was a little mean but it made me laugh. ” exercise?” ” I thought you said extra fries! ” . I told them I was going to hit 200 pounds. And I did. But this was the 8th or so time I had told them and like the boy who cried wolf nobody believed me. Not even me. I struggled with mental conditions. PTSD from things I saw at a young age that I can only hope all of you don’t in your entire life… depression, anxiety, panic attacks, And to cope with that. I started binge eating. I started to completely detach myself from my weight. And from my life… and on 10/21/18. I plotted to take my own life. A friend of mine said something in passing to me that day before I got off work. That completely changed how I thought of myself. I thought I was a burden. Useless. Irredeemable. And he told me something that woke me up a bit… he told me I mattered. I told him nothing mattered and that I wouldn’t be there tomorrow. And he said if i quit my job that he would find me at my new job and just drag me back here. That he would kidnap me if he had to. Drag me back in here with a blindfold and handcuffs, and chain me to the kitchen Because he didn’t think he could do it without me. This was the first time in my life… I felt like I really had a reason to live. I had a friend. So… I didn’t “quit my job” that night.

This is me today. It’s just a selfie but you can see it in my face… Today is the day I made it to 200. I didn’t do this to get fake internet points. I wanted to live a longer healthier life…. towards about January of twenty nineteen I started loosing weight. I wanted desperately to be somebody else. To not look in the mirror and hate what I saw. I don’t hate what I see as anymore. And not because I look perfect either. But because I have found happiness, and have learned to if even a little… love myself. And now I want to if nothing else, convince you that you can too. And that even if you feel like you can’t, or that it’s not going to be the near fairytale ending that i got. Or that it’s to late… That you can. I turned my life around, i was a loner. Maybe two childhood friends worth a dam. And in the end. When I was at my lowest, I had pushed them all away. Today I can proudly say I have more support in my life than ever before. I have like six friends… typing that seems surreal, because even now it seems like a impossible feat to have six people that care about me in any capacity. And two people that not only are my best friends, But my motivation in some ways. One of them used to be an addict. And a few days ago is 3 years clean. The other is two years clean. I’m proud of them both. They taught me a lot about life. They don’t know about my past but hearing things from their point of view, while things were definitely worse on their end that wasn’t all I took from that. They told me About overcoming hardships that I’ve never even dreamed of. They told me their stories, their dreams. The reasons they fight. Their inspirations.. I figured if they can come back from that, and get back to a normal healthy life. Even somewhat free of the mental burdens of their pasts. Into a world that welcomes them. Then I can come back from this. I’ve lived more since then.they know I was looking forward to hit this milestone. And has definitely improved my self confidence talking to them about my issues, I can go to a party and actually have fun, I would love to say that I don’t still feel self conscious but I do… but its different. It’s not debilitating anymore. I can function. I can take my shirt off and while there’s still some fat and excess skin… I can still feel comfortable in my own skin enough to be shirtless. I can dance!!! I can fucking dance!!! I haven’t ever been this happy to do something so mundane. … happy… that word… it means so much to me, because it wasn’t something i thought i would ever be again. And I am. I’m crying as I write this. Because I really am happy. I hit rock bottom. And the only way I could go was up.

#32 Lost 170 Lbs In 2 Years 3 Months

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No cheats just been eating the sheet. This dress has been in my closet and my secret goal for more than 15 years. Don’t give up on yourself. You can do it!!! Nothing in the world tastes as good as this dress feels?!

#33 Jan 2016 – Nov 2018. 250 Lbs > 163 Lbs

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#34 From 185 Kg To Half Marathon

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#35 Here’s Some Monday Motivation (2018 vs. 2019 Progress)

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One thing that hasn’t changed between now and when I started my weight loss journey is that face I make trying to squeeze in those last few reps haha. Another thing though is my work ethic and persistence. Through all the success and failure I encounter throughout my journey I always try my best to move forward and keep grinding.

Lost more weight or progressed faster than you were expecting one week? Great! Let’s keep working. Gained weight or fell off track on your diet and/or exercise? That’s alright. It happens. Get back up and keep working. There’s nothing wrong with rewarding yourself when you’re doing good or better than expected, but don’t let rewarding yourself turn into making bad decisions that may set you back since you are ahead or feel you deserve it.

Same goes for when you aren’t doing so great. Don’t let that turn into more poor choices but rather let it give you more purpose to get back on track and stay focused. Easier said than done but those are 2 things that you will definitely want to follow to stay on the right path in the long run.

#36 From 480 Lbs To 209 Lbs In 17 Months

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#37 I Lost 160 Pounds In 2,5 Years

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#38 Apparently I Also Got A Watch For Christmas 5 Years Ago

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#39 Never Thought I’d Ever Be A Spartan, Who Ever Needs To Hear This, Never Give Up On Yourself! Stay Focused And Your Hard Work Will Bless You! I Hope This Helps Someone Out There With Dream

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#40 A Slight Brag, I Just Hit 100 Lbs Of Weight Loss

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