20 People Who Can Say Lots of Things About Losing Weight, and “Impossible” Isn’t One of Them

3 years ago

According to this study, people who have gone through a weight loss transformation are less likely to suffer from depression. So, losing weight and getting in shape is not only good for our health, but also for our mind, and it even serves as a great inspiration to others. Some people haven’t yet started that journey and need a little bit of a push or motivation, and thankfully, others who are in that same situation can provide that for them.

Bright Side believes being happy in your skin is the most important thing, which is why we’d like to show you 20 people who have achieved that and are continuing to work for it, and we hope it might just motivate someone else out there.

1. “200 lb to 172 lb means I lost 28 lb! I have a neck!”

2. “For real, I got a reset button.”

3. “469 lb to 332 lb, having lost 137 lb — I’ve still got lots to go but I’m proud of my first year of progress.”

4. “From 250 lb to 135 lb, having lost 115 lbs — I made it to my goal weight!”

5. “Age 15 to 19 — I’d like to thank Accutane and losing 90 lb!”

6. “253 lb to 176 lb with 77 lb lost over an 11-month period — I’m a new man.”

7. “275 lb to 149 lb, having lost 126 lb — not sure how much weight he lost but we made progress together!!”

8. “300 lb to 159 lb with 141 lb lost — a pure and utter desire to turn my life around and make something of myself!”

9. “From 157 lb to 132 lb with 25 lb lost — a 2-year maintenance check-in!”

10. “275 lb to 225 lb — this is March 2020 to today. My confidence is through the roof.”

11. “From 419 lb to 206 lb with 213 lb lost — 3 years, no shortcuts”

12. “From 258 lb to 188 lb with 70 lb lost — I find it’s honestly incredible the difference the weight makes, no longer the fat kid!”

13. “From 248 lb to 150 lb with 98 lb lost — it’s so amazing and rewarding what the human body can do when you treat it how you should!”

14. “From 310 lb to 208 lb with 102 lb lost — hit the 100-pound mark this week!”

15. “From 250 lb to 159 lb with 91 lb lost — the first time I’ve had a thigh gap since probably birth!”

16. “From 220 lb to 140 lb with 80 lb lost — cycling changed my life!”

17. “From 196 lb to 145 lb with a total loss of 50 lb — the difference is night and day!”

18. “I am over the moon with my progress so far :) Healthy habits changed me!”

19. “Went from 227 lb to 178 lb with a loss of 49 lb — same dress but I feel like a completely different girl.”

20. “436 lb to 354 lb and lost 82 lb — I know I still have a long way to go but I just wanted to share how far I’ve come.”

Have you ever gone on a weight loss journey? If you have, please share with us how you achieved it and what kept you motivated.

Preview photo credit elizamadeleine / reddit


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even though it's extremely motivation, but the girl in #19 looks so sweet, both bigger and smaller 😍


hope this girl from the last one keeps fighting. She does a great job!


My story: Photo on left in summer 2019; recent 2020 photo on right, 30 pounds lighter, at 127. I lost the 30 lbs in 4 months. About 2 years ago I tested diabetic. I was put on MetFormin to regulate my blood sugar, so I continued to pretty much eat as I'd been. My motivation to change my diet...in a years time, 2019-2020, my teeth began to decay, resulting in having several root canals. My dentist told me to quit drinking sugary sodas, and other sugary snacks. He advised eating and drinking things sweetened with Xylitol which does not promote tooth decay and does not hurt diabetics. I got on the internet and ordered a 10 lb bag of Xylitol, Xylitol can juices, and other snacks with Xylitol or no sugar. I even found toothpaste made with Xylitol that I like. For breakfast I drink a Glucose control Boost shake, mixed with a scoop of Collagen powder. I eat fruit every day before supper. For snacks between meals, I eat fiber & or protein Keto snacks. I love the SlimFast Keto Fat Bombs. And, most importantly, I do not drink sugary sodas. I drink purified water and add a zero to 5-cal flavor packet which are found in many flavors & brands, including energy giving flavor packets. They come between 6 to 10 or more in a box. I am feeling so much better, and having more energy. Days I need a little extra energy, I drink a zero calorie "Bang" which comes in many awesome flavors. Because it contains caffeine equal to 2 cups of coffee which can also cause teeth damage, I never drink more than one a day, and then only if I feel I need the extra energy for what I need to accomplish that day. I never could stand coffee.

Since menopause, I've gone up & down. 10 years ago I lost way down on a Bariatics Protein diet. I lost quickly then down to size 6, but...after I stopped eating their foods, I slowly gained back up, but at least never again did I get back to a size 16, which was the size I reached when realizing I had to do something!

What I am doing now is an easy lifestyle eating change that I can stay on forever!


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