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Woman Who Lost 70 Lbs. Says Having a Partner with Parkinson’s Inspired Her to Be Her Best Self

This article originally appeared on People.com.  Marie Byrne used to deal with her unhappiness by eating. “I was an emotional eater — happy, sad or angry, I ate,” the Gloucester, U.K.-based nursery manager, 42, tells PEOPLE. “Plus, my husband at the time was very overweight so he didn’t mind what I looked like. When you live with someone who doesn’t support you and encourages you to eat takeaway multiple times… Read More »

Woman Who Lost 130 Lbs. Shares Photo of Her Loose Skin: ‘I Don’t Want to Sugarcoat Anything’

This article originally appeared on People.com. Jordaan Spark was 250 lbs. when she married her husband, and never thought he would be able to pick her up. So when she lost 130 lbs. after two years of dedicated diet and exercise and he was able to lift her, she wanted to share the milestone on Instagram — even though this meant putting her loose skin on display. “I’ve never had anyone pick… Read More »

Woman Who Lost 185 Lbs. Shows Off Excess Skin: ‘I Wanted People to Realize What Obesity Does’

This article originally appeared on People.com.  When her 185-lb. weight loss left her with large amounts of excess skin, Jessica Weber didn’t let it bring her down. Instead, she’s sharing body-baring photos on Instagram to help others stay just as positive. [brightcove:5423123415001 default] Weber, 23, decided to finally lose weight after she hit 383 lbs., and had an emotional talk with her mom. “My mom actually started crying, and told… Read More »

How One Woman Shed 137 Lbs. With Strength Training and Simple Diet Changes

Ashley Javar, 38, 5'4", from Las Vegas Before: 287 lb., size 22/24 After: 150 lb., size 8 Total pounds lost: 137 lb. Total sizes lost: 7/8 From an early age, I always turned to food for comfort. Every day I would binge on one or two massive, mostly fried meals. Fast-forward to 2013; I was 24 and a mom, but otherwise not much had changed. I was still overweight. It hurt my knees to walk up the stairs of my house, I was often fatigued,… Read More »

Woman Goes from Being Morbidly Obese to Dropping 130 Lbs. and Becoming a Personal Trainer

This article originally appeared on People.com.  Katie Hug began gaining weight after high school due the combination of her metabolism slowing down and taking prescription drugs for depression and anxiety. “I was put on different medications that made me feel more sluggish, and then all I wanted to do was eat,” Hug, now 34, tells PEOPLE. [brightcove:4928980912001 default] By 2012, Hug had reached 270 lbs. At her doctor’s office for a routine checkup, the… Read More »