Our Most Inspiring Before & After Weight Loss Photos

You can’t help but be motivated by these stories and weight loss tips from real women who lost 30, 50, even 180 pounds!

Buyi Zama

1 OF 42

Age: 33
Pounds Lost: 55

Weight-Loss Tip: “I used to think I hated skim milk. But after trying it in my cereal for just two weeks, I became a convert. It’s crazy how quickly your taste buds can adapt.”

Amanda Fulfer

2 OF 42

Age: 39
Pounds Lost: 180

Weight-Loss Tip: “I was piling my plate high and finishing every bite—and then some,” she says. “So I signed up for a meal-delivery service for four months, which was long enough for me to learn portion control.”


Amanda Wicker

3 OF 42

Age: 33
Pounds Lost: 120

Weight-Loss Tip: “I have a journal devoted to all the reasons I work out, like ‘It makes me feel strong and sexy.’ Reading through it motivates me whenever I don’t feel like going to the gym.”


Andrea Williams

4 OF 42

Age: 33
Pounds Lost: 50

Weight-Loss Tip: “I need to be active for at least 30 minutes a day. So if I have to miss a workout at the gym, I walk in the park with my kids.”

Read the rest of her story here.


Brenda Willis

5 OF 42

Age: 52
Pounds Lost: 140

Weight-Loss Tip: “I wear a pedometer to make sure I hit my goal of between 10,000 and 11,000 steps a day. Just seeing it reminds me to walk as much as possible.”

Read the rest of her story here.


Brittany Shope

6 OF 42

Age: 23
Pounds Lost: 65

Weight-Loss Tip: “I don’t own many cookbooks, but I do read a lot of healthy-eating blogs, like missymaintains.com. They’re full of easy, free ideas.”


Caroline Hannigan

7 OF 42

Age: 25
Pounds Lost: 44

Weight-Loss Tip: “I make a to-do list—including sets, reps, and weights—before going to the gym, and I stay there until I’ve checked everything off. It keeps me focused and helps me track my progress.”

Caroline Jhingory

8 OF 42

Age: 28
Pounds Lost: 123

Weight-Loss Tip: “I find flattering and affordable exercise clothes at discount shops, like T.J. Maxx and Marshalls. Wearing something I feel good in—rather than an old college tee—inspires me to go to the gym.”


Cassie Snow

9 OF 42

Age: 24
Pounds Lost: 85

Weight-Loss Tip: “Every few months, my friend and I sign up for a half marathon in a city we’ve never been to before—like New Orleans or San Diego—and turn it into a mini vacation.”


Cindy Lentino

10 OF 42

Age: 28
Pounds Lost: 50

Weight-Loss Tip: “I realized that when I have sugar in the morning, I crave it all day. Now I satisfy my sweet tooth after dinner—usually with dark chocolate.”

Read the rest of her story here.

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