50 People Who Decided To Drastically Change Their Lives And Are Now Motivating The Internet (New Pics)

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The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) reported that nearly 1 in 3 US adults are overweight. More than 2 in 5 adults have obesity. Meanwhile, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost half (49.1 percent) of adults have made an effort to lose weight.

If you have been struggling with weight and its management, you know how frustrating the journey can be. For many people, it feels like a path where one step forward is two steps backwards. And don’t even mention these articles with “10 tricks” that will help bust your belly fat or promises about magic diet pills and potions. Anyone who’s been there seriously will tell you it’s a lie.

The real challenge of weight loss lies within yourself. The people who have successfully done it showcased an incredible inner strength and the most powerful will one can imagine.

So to celebrate them for changing their lives and showing us all that everything’s possible, we wrapped up a selection of the most astonishing before and after weight loss pics. After you’re done, more inspiration awaits here and here.

#1 

From 534 Lbs To 214 Lbs In 4 Years

From 534 Lbs To 214 Lbs In 4 Years

I think this picture accurately depicts that change takes time. My nephew is a good example in this picture. He didn’t wake up one morning and grow into the size he is now. It took time. You are not going to just wake up at your goal, it’s gonna take time. Embrace it.

#2 

In Who Cares News I’ve Lost 183 Pounds Over The Last 18 Months So That’s Cool I Guess

In Who Cares News I’ve Lost 183 Pounds Over The Last 18 Months So That’s Cool I Guess

#3 

Lost 200 Pounds During Covid. Today I Completed A Half Marathon

Lost 200 Pounds During Covid. Today I Completed A Half Marathon

#4 

I’ve Been Over 220 Pounds Since 5th Grade. I Started IF In January 2020 And For The First Time In My Life, I Weigh 160

I've Been Over 220 Pounds Since 5th Grade. I Started IF In January 2020 And For The First Time In My Life, I Weigh 160

#5 

350 Lbs To 190 Lbs. Maintaining, No Skin Removal As Of Yet. These Are My Old Favorite Pants

350 Lbs To 190 Lbs. Maintaining, No Skin Removal As Of Yet. These Are My Old Favorite Pants

#6 

The One Where I Felt Unworthy vs. The One Where I Started Loving Myself

The One Where I Felt Unworthy vs. The One Where I Started Loving Myself

#7 

These Pictures Were Taken At The Same Restaurant, But About 2 Years Apart. He’s Lost 90 Lbs And I’ve Lost 135 Lbs

These Pictures Were Taken At The Same Restaurant, But About 2 Years Apart. He’s Lost 90 Lbs And I’ve Lost 135 Lbs

We wanted to be healthy so we could grow old gracefully together, and be around as long as possible for our kids. So grateful for this journey with my best friend.

#8 

The Pic On The Left Was Exactly 3 Years Ago. When I Was The Best Man At My Buddy’s Wedding. I Was Close To 600 Lbs. Around 230 Lbs Now

The Pic On The Left Was Exactly 3 Years Ago. When I Was The Best Man At My Buddy’s Wedding. I Was Close To 600 Lbs. Around 230 Lbs Now

#9 

I’m Down 100 Pounds

I’m Down 100 Pounds

#10 

350 Lbs To 180 Lbs. Loose Skin Is Hard And The Journey Hasn’t Been Easy But I’m Living In Ways I Couldn’t Before. Healthier And Stronger

350 Lbs To 180 Lbs. Loose Skin Is Hard And The Journey Hasn’t Been Easy But I’m Living In Ways I Couldn’t Before. Healthier And Stronger

#11 

From 190 To 129 Lbs. I Used To Be Afraid Of Having Short Hair Because Of The Weight In My Face. Today, I Said Goodbye To The Old Me And Embraced My New Life

From 190 To 129 Lbs. I Used To Be Afraid Of Having Short Hair Because Of The Weight In My Face. Today, I Said Goodbye To The Old Me And Embraced My New Life

#12 

445+ To 225 Pounds. 10 More Pounds For My Goal Weight. 6 Year Journey

445+ To 225 Pounds. 10 More Pounds For My Goal Weight. 6 Year Journey

#13 

Lost 200 Pounds In A Year. Just Did The 20:4 Fast And Walked ~5km Every Day (360 Lbs To 160 Lbs)

Lost 200 Pounds In A Year. Just Did The 20:4 Fast And Walked ~5km Every Day (360 Lbs To 160 Lbs)

#14 

Started From 275 Lbs, Now It’s 198 Lbs. 77 Lbs Lost. 43-Year-Old To 53-Year-Old – The Decade I Saved My Life

Started From 275 Lbs, Now It's 198 Lbs. 77 Lbs Lost. 43-Year-Old To 53-Year-Old - The Decade I Saved My Life

#15 

251 Lbs To 186 Lbs Weight Loss Progress

251 Lbs To 186 Lbs Weight Loss Progress

#16 

Sitting On The Dock Losing Weight

Sitting On The Dock Losing Weight

#17 

From 98 Kg To 71 Kg I Lost In 2.5 Years. Best Thing I Did With Myself

From 98 Kg To 71 Kg I Lost In 2.5 Years. Best Thing I Did With Myself

#18 

235 Lbs To 120 Lbs. A Little Over A Year Of Progress – I Don’t Even Recognize Myself Sometimes

235 Lbs To 120 Lbs. A Little Over A Year Of Progress - I Don’t Even Recognize Myself Sometimes

#19 

460 Lbs To 225 Lbs. Lost 235 Lbs In 16 Months

460 Lbs To 225 Lbs. Lost 235 Lbs In 16 Months

#20 

Down 175 Lbs From Feb 2019 Using IF, Keto. Maintaining Since Summer 2020 But Body Composition Continues To Change

Down 175 Lbs From Feb 2019 Using IF, Keto. Maintaining Since Summer 2020 But Body Composition Continues To Change

#21 

425 Lbs To 150 Lbs. 3 Years Between Pictures. Summer Always Makes Me Think About How Far I’ve Come

425 Lbs To 150 Lbs. 3 Years Between Pictures. Summer Always Makes Me Think About How Far I’ve Come

#22 

Waited Almost 2 Years For This Moment. I Am Literally Half The Person I Once Was; 330 Lbs To 165 Lbs. Goals Crushed, Time For More

Waited Almost 2 Years For This Moment. I Am Literally Half The Person I Once Was; 330 Lbs To 165 Lbs. Goals Crushed, Time For More

#23 

140 Lbs Lost And 8 months Of HRT Made Me Into Myself For The First Time

140 Lbs Lost And 8 months Of HRT Made Me Into Myself For The First Time

#24 

Everyone Else Has Been Sharing Their Progress So Here’s Mine. I Went From 306 Pounds (139 Kg) In March 2020 To 140 Pounds (63.5 Kg) Today

Everyone Else Has Been Sharing Their Progress So Here’s Mine. I Went From 306 Pounds (139 Kg) In March 2020 To 140 Pounds (63.5 Kg) Today

#25 

410 Lbs To 202 Lbs, Lost 208 Lbs In 2,5 Years. Mission Accomplished

410 Lbs To 202 Lbs, Lost 208 Lbs In 2,5 Years. Mission Accomplished

#26 

After 10 Years On This Journey, I Finally Made It To My Goal Of 100 Lbs Lost

After 10 Years On This Journey, I Finally Made It To My Goal Of 100 Lbs Lost

32F, 5’3″, 214 > 114.

#27 

11 Months In, No Cheat Days, 140 Lbs Down, 31 Days To Go

11 Months In, No Cheat Days, 140 Lbs Down, 31 Days To Go

#28 

Officially 100 Lbs Down From My Highest Weight As Of Today. September 2020. April 2021. August 2021

Officially 100 Lbs Down From My Highest Weight As Of Today. September 2020. April 2021. August 2021

#29 

100 Lbs Gone! 270 Lbs To 165 Lbs. I Got Tired Of Being The Fat Little Sister

100 Lbs Gone! 270 Lbs To 165 Lbs. I Got Tired Of Being The Fat Little Sister

#30 

I Don’t Have Anyone To Celebrate With But I Lost 50+ Lbs In The Last Year

I Don't Have Anyone To Celebrate With But I Lost 50+ Lbs In The Last Year

#31 

From Aug 20 With 296 Lbs To March 27 With 210. Starting Weight Was 330, December 2019

From Aug 20 With 296 Lbs To March 27 With 210. Starting Weight Was 330, December 2019

Started dieting back in August and am down almost 90 pounds since, 120 since my max weight. I do 16:8 IF, eat 1500 kCal, lift 5 days a week, and jog 3 days a week!

#32 

My Wife’s Incredible Weight Loss Journey, Words Cannot Possibly Describe How Proud I Am Of Her

My Wife's Incredible Weight Loss Journey, Words Cannot Possibly Describe How Proud I Am Of Her

#33 

After Almost Exactly 1 And A Half Years I Have Lost 150 Lbs And I Couldn’t Be Happier. I Still Have A Bit To Go Before I Get To Where I Want To Be

After Almost Exactly 1 And A Half Years I Have Lost 150 Lbs And I Couldn't Be Happier. I Still Have A Bit To Go Before I Get To Where I Want To Be

#34 

230 Lbs Gone Without Surgery

230 Lbs Gone Without Surgery

#35 

I Lost Weight! I’ve Lost 260 Lbs Throughout My Journey

I Lost Weight! I’ve Lost 260 Lbs Throughout My Journey

#36 

Lost 163 Lbs Throwing Hay Bales, Pulling Frozen Pallets Every Day For 15 Miles, Working At A Sawmill, And Shoveling Snow. If You Wanna Lose Weight, Get A Physical Job

Lost 163 Lbs Throwing Hay Bales, Pulling Frozen Pallets Every Day For 15 Miles, Working At A Sawmill, And Shoveling Snow. If You Wanna Lose Weight, Get A Physical Job

#37 

Feeling Incredibly Proud Of How Far I’ve Come And Looking Forward To Continuing This Fitness Journey

Feeling Incredibly Proud Of How Far I’ve Come And Looking Forward To Continuing This Fitness Journey

#38 

I’ve Lost The Average American Male In Weight! Highest Weight 527 Lbs In August 2020. 327 Lbs Today

I've Lost The Average American Male In Weight! Highest Weight 527 Lbs In August 2020. 327 Lbs Today

#39 

Never Thought I Would Look Forward To Stepping On The Scale And I Never Thought I Had A Jawline Until Now. Yay IF

Never Thought I Would Look Forward To Stepping On The Scale And I Never Thought I Had A Jawline Until Now. Yay IF

#40 

From 195 Lbs To 130 Lbs. Lost 65 Lbs. Loving That Post-Break Up Weight Loss

From 195 Lbs To 130 Lbs. Lost 65 Lbs. Loving That Post-Break Up Weight Loss

#41 

(290 To 165, Lost 125 Lbs In 26 Months) “Calories In, Calories Out” Based Diet. Slow And Steady And Now Maintenance Mode

(290 To 165, Lost 125 Lbs In 26 Months) "Calories In, Calories Out" Based Diet. Slow And Steady And Now Maintenance Mode

#42 

How 2021 Started vs. How It’s Going

How 2021 Started vs. How It's Going

#43 

From 260 Lbs To 167 Lbs. Motivation Is What Got Me Started. Discipline Is What Kept Me On Track

From 260 Lbs To 167 Lbs. Motivation Is What Got Me Started. Discipline Is What Kept Me On Track

#44 

370 Lbs To 170 Lbs. Same Bathroom, Different Girl

370 Lbs To 170 Lbs. Same Bathroom, Different Girl

#45 

222 Lbs > 132 Lbs = 90 Lbs, 13 Months. 57F, 5’5″

222 Lbs > 132 Lbs = 90 Lbs, 13 Months. 57F, 5'5"

#46 

(290 To 165, Lost 125 Lbs Overall) These Are My Pre And Post Pandemic Work Badge Photos

(290 To 165, Lost 125 Lbs Overall) These Are My Pre And Post Pandemic Work Badge Photos

#47 

Celebrating 50 Pounds Lost! Most Days I Am Doing OMAD, But I Don’t Sweat It If I Happen To Eat A Second Or Even Third Meal. Another 40-50 To Go For Next Year

Celebrating 50 Pounds Lost! Most Days I Am Doing OMAD, But I Don't Sweat It If I Happen To Eat A Second Or Even Third Meal. Another 40-50 To Go For Next Year

IF is honestly the easiest way I’ve found to lose weight – and I get to be lazy and cook less, seriously a win-win.

#48 

Start Weight 325 Lbs, Current Weight 235, Goal Weight 190. This Is The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done For Myself

Start Weight 325 Lbs, Current Weight 235, Goal Weight 190. This Is The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done For Myself

#49 

From 230 Lbs To 148 Lbs. I Lost 82 Lbs. Maintained For Two Years. Getting My Loose Skin Removal Surgery In Two Months As An Early 30th Birthday Gift To Myself

From 230 Lbs To 148 Lbs. I Lost 82 Lbs. Maintained For Two Years. Getting My Loose Skin Removal Surgery In Two Months As An Early 30th Birthday Gift To Myself

#50 

Face Gains Pic. 230 Lbs Down To 170 Lbs

Face Gains Pic. 230 Lbs Down To 170 Lbs

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