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The most inspiring before-and-after weight loss success stories

We're cheering these ladies on on their journey to optimum health.
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When it comes to weight loss, it’s easy to lose motivation and fall off the wagon. But you are not alone!

Whether you’ve demolished a family block of chocolate after a rough day of work or ditched the gym in favour of that new Netflix series, we’ve all had moments when we’ve put our health and weight loss goals on the backburner.

So if you’re in need of some fitspiration, we’ve got you covered! Forget those Insta models, these real women have met (and exceeded) their health goals with simple changes that you can do too.

Let them inspire you to get started on your journey to become your happiest, healthiest you.

Keep scrolling to see these amazing before and after transformations!

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Nikita

At her heaviest, mum-of-one Nikita was 21 years old and weighed 105kg. But after the birth of her son Darcy, she’s not only lost a huge 39kg but she also hasn’t sat in her wheelchair since starting her weight loss journey. “I’ve definitely faced battles completing exercises and pushing hard like a ‘normal’ person, but I’ve pushed and come out the other side stronger than ever. My doctors are blown away with what I have achieved with my many hurdles along the way.”

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In February 2016, Samantha Robb weighed 99kg after an incurable autoimmune disease required her to take large amounts of steroids. Now 63.2kg, Sam has reached her goal weight. How? With the help of Weight Watchers’ No Count plan. “I love it. I feel so much healthier from eating a lot less processed foods. I also love that I never feel hungry because the foods that I am eating keep me full for longer. I also love not having to count points,” Sam tells Now To Love, adding that she has since been able to reduce her medication as a result of her healthier lifestyle.

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Weight watchers before and after

“Planning and organisation is the key to success. It is all about enjoying things in moderation. Being fit and healthy feels amazing. I now have a lot more energy and am able to do a lot more activities that I wouldn’t previously do,” Sam tells us.

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Seven years ago, Cody Harman was preparing to walk down the aisle and marry what would seem to be the man of her dreams. Now a male bodybuilder, Cody is sharing his truly inspirational story, from the moment he finally told his parents of his true sexuality, to the day he underwent a double mastectomy and hysterectomy. Read more of Cody’s incredible transformation here.

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Jo White, mum of two boys, is now 22kg lighter thanks to small, sustainable changes and a great sense of determination. She still flaunts her favorite colour, but now she shares healthy meals – like salmon on a bed of whole grains and vegetables – with her family.

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Once her weight reached almost 180kg in 2014, 29-year-old teacher Mallory Buettner decided it was time for a change. She turned to a diet of healthy whole foods before her doctor recommended a gastric bypass, so that her metabolism could better handle her new food intake. She shed 95kg as a result of the surgery and then had 4.5kg of excess skin removed.

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“As a teacher, it was important to be able to have the energy to keep up with the kids,” Buettner told The Daily Mail. “Now, they struggle to keep up with me.”

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Starting at 153kg, Alisha was already well on her way to a healthier lifestyle when she snapped this picture. Prepping a week’s worth of meals on Sundays helped her stay on track even when her schedule was crazy. How on track? She’s lost almost half of her body weight and now weighs in at 85kg.

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Monica Thomas’s weight crept up to 185kg when she was in her 30s. Though she had always struggled with her weight, the tipping point came when she couldn’t fit into an airplane seat. Through simple steps of eating veggies, joining Zumba class, learning to hike and seeking support from weight loss groups, she’s dropped 90kg in total.

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At 135kg, Jill knew she needed to make a huge lifestyle change to get to a healthier weight. So she did just that, taking on a low-carb diet of meals like ground turkey and vegetables and lifting challenges at the gym. Now 87kg, she maintains her weight with regular trips to the gym and continuing her healthy eating plan.

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At 134kg, Misty Mitchell wanted to lose weight, but a huge diet overhaul wasn’t possible with a tiny tot at home. She cut out all alcohol, and 18 months later she’s a slim and toned 72kg!

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Before undergoing gastric bypass surgery, Reddit user tinker0025’s life was at risk due to her weight. Now 113kg lighter, she credits the surgery with saving her life. Not to mention, many folks think she looks years younger too!

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Amy LeRoy once weighed over 158kg. Even after a gastric bypass surgery, she still wasn’t able to lose the weight. After downloading a calorie-counting app, she realised she was eating more than 4,000 calories a day. But giving up certain foods – like peanut butter, which she used to eat by the spoonful – she’s now down 90kg from her heaviest.

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Melanie said this was her least favourite picture. After getting a gastric sleeve surgery and eating healthier, Melanie, now 40kg lighter, is finally able to enjoy being active with her young daughter.

Via: Woman’s World

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