26 People Who Got Things Under Control and Changed Beyond Recognition

There is truly nothing better than a victory over yourself. It's so exciting to prove that you're strong and that you can achieve anything when no one believes in you.

Bright Side admires people who took control of their life, defeated bad habits, and changed beyond recognition. We're pleased to share their photos with you.

True friends can do anything together.

"My girlfriend was overweight her entire life until she finally decided to make a change. She lost 99 lb."

"2 years ago, I decided to make a change. 50 lb later, I'm training for a half marathon and wore this dress to work today!"

"I've lost over 160 lb since 2014 and run in my 3rd marathon in 23 days!"

This beauty conquered anorexia, managed to regain her appearance, and even got the perfect body with the help of a gym.

"I'm 55 years old, and I weigh 105 lb less than I did last year. My wife lost 61 lb. No tricks, we just ate better and exercised."

"So I lost 295 lb in the last decade."

"In the last 9 months, I have gone from a binge drinker to a calorie counter and a weight lifter, all while emotionally recovering from an abusive attitude."

"I'm 25, and my height is 66 inches (168 cm). I used to weigh 370 lb. I lost 171 lb in 11 months. I can't believe the new me. My goal is about 140, and I know I will make it."

"85 lb lost and a new life gained. Bring on the next adventure!"

"One year of no alcohol has changed my life. I lost 53 lb, and I'm 1,000 times happier."

"I lost 193 lb in 2 years."

"Our combined weight loss is 180 lb."

"Managed to lose weight from 220 lb to 119 lb in 3 years by running each day in any weather."

"I lost weight from 279 lb to 198 lb and to 145 lb. 26 lb are still to be lost, but I'm happy and proud of myself."

"I lost 178 lb and finally got rid of my belly."

"Thanks to swimming 3 times a week and a sufficient amount of food, I gained a normal weight in 3 years."

"80 lb down since September 2016."

"3 months of keto diet weight loss success."

"I used to weigh 275 lb and lost 92 lb. I keep upgrading my body and growing muscles. I put my diet in order and became healthier, happier. And I travel a lot."

"Mom lost 100 lb naturally through diet and exercise."

"Over 65+ lb lost."

"I lost 125 lb when I stopped consuming alcohol, fast food, and sweets."

"I lost 176 lb in 4 years of great effort."

"15-month 'pokemon go' diet."

"I lost almost 297 lb in 2 years with the help of a nutritionist who believed in me. Her expression is everything."

These people are strong and purposeful. Have you ever tried to overcome such difficulties? Tell us in the comments: your story will probably inspire someone.

Preview photo credit Klamsykrawlx2 / reddit
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