Here are 12 of the most incredible weight loss transformations of all time… and they need to be seen to be believed

‘I was alive but not living a life’

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When my husband and I had difficulty starting a family after trying for five years, I decided to see a fertility specialist. I was well over 400 pounds at that time and he told me there was nothing he could do for me until I lost weight.

My aha moment: After hearing the doctor’s news, I received an unexpected pregnancy announcement from a family member. That announcement broke me, but I also credit it with finally giving me the kick in the butt I needed.

It made me realize if I ever wanted a family that I needed to do something a little more drastic. I’ve been overweight my whole life, and I’d tried every diet from Weight Watchers to South Beach.

I decided to get a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and it has completely changed my life. Since January 2016, I have lost 220 pounds. A few years back, I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome which makes losing weight very difficult.

At the time, I had considered weight-loss surgery, but I was worried people would judge me. It wasn’t until I wanted to start a family and couldn’t do so without intervention that I really got serious.

Losing weight isn’t just about eating right or exercising. It’s about finding a balance between the two, and setting attainable goals. Start with small goals and celebrate your progress along the way.

For me, accountability is key, I use social media to keep myself accountable for what I’m eating, ensuring I’m exercising and doing weekly weigh-ins.

Learn the 50 things doctors wish you knew about losing weight.

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When I was younger, I longed to be skinny. I’ve weighed as much as almost 200 pounds, and I’ve been all the way down 120 pounds—two entirely different looks on my 5’5″ frame. My most drastic period of weight loss was my senior year of college when I was 22.

I spent all my free time at the gym running, lifting, you name it. When I saw the number on the scale start to fall, I got overzealous and cut back on food, sometimes eating less than 1,000 calories a day.

My aha moment: When I met my husband, I snapped back to reality. I found someone who loved me for who I was. I no longer felt I needed to prove anything to anyone regarding what I looked like, so I started eating and before I knew it, I looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize myself.

At 185 pounds, I decided to get my eating habits under control for good. After getting serious about my weight, I found out that I have Hashimoto’s disease, a form of hypothyroidism, which makes it difficult to lose weight.

After getting my hormonal imbalance under control, my weight was easier to manage. Some days I drink wine and eat pizza, and some days I have salad and water. Chasing my three-year-old daughter and caring for my four-month-old son is really all the cardio I have time for.

As a mom with two children, I no longer care about being thin as much as I value being healthy. It took me thirty years to realize that weight gain isn’t a life sentence. When it comes to weight management, you never run out of opportunities to try again. —Meredith Pileggi, 30, PA, mother and teacher

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Mayra R. sits on her bed.

Her weight loss journey is really inspiring. | YouTube

At her heaviest, the now-37-year-old weighed in at 1,036 pounds. Rosales was forced to remain in bed for years; she was too heavy to move on her own. She was diagnosed with lymphedema, ABC reported, which is swelling in the arms and legs due to lymph buildup.

Mayra Rosales sits on her bed in a hospital.

A scandal made her open her eyes. | YouTube

At her heaviest, Rosales felt worthless; she was incapable of doing even the most mundane tasks on her own. Rosales was trapped in her own body. “I was dying … I was alive but not living a life,” she said in a 2015 interview.

Dumbbells on the gym floor.

She decided to make a huge lifestyle change. | iStock.com

Rosales initially made the news for falsely confessing to accidentally killing her nephew. She claimed she rolled over the boy and suffocated him. She had no quality of life and decided to take the blame.

As it turned out, her sister killed her own son by beating him with a hairbrush, and eventually the police figured it out. When Rosales cleared her name, she knew she wanted to improve her life in another way, too. She needed to lose hundreds of pounds.

Mayra Rosales cries while wearing a red shirt.

She’s never felt more like herself. | YouTube

Rosales was monitored by Dr. Younan Nowzaradan a Houston vascular and bariatric surgeon who also stars on TLC’s My 600-Pound Life. It took a lap band surgery plus multiple skin removal surgeries for Rosales to finally shed the 800 pounds she aimed for. Now, she weighs about 200 pounds, and has made a goal to lose another 30 pounds.

Plates of snacks and candies laid out on a party table.

She didn’t let food control her life any longer. | Carotur/iStock/Getty Images

“Food to me is, ‘I have to eat to live.’ Before it was living to eat, and now you know, it’s just something normal,” Rosales said in 2015 about her dramatic weight loss and strict diet plan. Rosales also had to do daily physical therapy in order to learn how to walk again, since she had spent so many years in bed, according to Access Hollywood.

Mayra talking to Dr. Oz while on a segment.

She’s now a figure of inspiration to others. | YouTube

Rosales is currently working to gain custody of her sister’s children. Right now, they do not have a parent to take care of them. Today, she works to inspire many people to go out and tackle their own weight loss.

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Age: 50

Pounds Lost: 50

Weight-Loss Tip: “I used to pick on fruit, yogurt, and crackers for lunch, but I’d snack all afternoon,” she says. “I started bringing brown rice, chicken, spinach, and beans to work, which kept me full longer.”

Dr. Kevin Gendreau’s motivation for losing weight was rooted in tradgey. 

“When my sister was diagnosed with an aggressive, rare form of cancer, I decided to change my life,” Dr. Gendreau, who had reached 300 lbs. by consuming “a diet full of bread, pasta and chips,” told PEOPLE. “For me, being obese was a choice. How could I literally eat myself to death while my poor sister was fighting for her life?”

The primary care physician started on a high fat, low carb diet and tracked his progress through MyFitness Pal.

“As my sister’s condition worsened, I became more motivated than ever to eat healthfully because I knew my niece [Sophia, now 7] and nephew [Henry, now 3] would need me to be at my best,” said Dr. Gendreau. Sadly, his sister passed away in June 2017.

On his new whole food diet, he saw “astonishing” results by eliminating processed carbs and sticking to fruits, vegetables, nuts, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, non-fat Greek yogurt, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and non caloric spices and seasoning.

After his weight hit a plateau, he turned to intermittent fasting, which helped him shed the last 50 lbs. of the 125 lbs. he lost.

Now, he eats from only 12pm to 8pm every day. Outside of that window he allows himself black tea, black coffee and water. 

He even began recommending his routine to patients. “Intermittent fasting has been life changing for many of my pre-diabetic and diabetic patients,” Dr. Gendreau said. But he cautioned, “Intermittent fasting is safe for most people, but not everyone. You should definitely talk to your own doctor before starting any diet or exercise plan.”

Heaviest living woman: Pauline Potter (US) weighed 293.6 kg (647 lb; 46 st) when measured in Sacramento, California, US, in Jul 2012. She attributes her weight problems to her childhood, when she regularly had to go without food.

Heaviest woman to give birth: Donna Simpson of New Jersey, US, weighed 532 lb (241 kg; 38 st) when she delivered daughter Jacqueline in Feb 2007. The birth took place at Akron City Hospital in Ohio, US, carried out by a team of 30 medical professionals. Jacqueline weighed 8 lb 7 oz (3.8 kg) at birth – around 1/60th of her mother’s weight.

Heaviest woman ever: Rosalie Bradford (US) is claimed to have reached a peak weight of 1,200 lb (544 kg; 85 st) in Jan 1987. In Aug that year, she was rushed to hospital having developed congestive heart failure.

Through a combination of carefully controlled dieting and exercise – including clapping her hands – Rosalie was able to bring her weight down to 283 lb (128 kg; 20 st) by Feb 1994. She went back to higher education and toured America, making motivational speeches at weight-loss seminars.

Despite her success in controlling her size, however, it continued to be a problem throughout Rosalie’s life. She finally passed away on 29 Nov 2006 at the age of 63, owing to weight related complications.

Heaviest sportswoman: Sumo wrestler Sharran Alexander (UK) weighed 448 lb (203.2 kg; 32 st) on 15 Dec 2011. She took up the sport in her early 40s, participating in the Sumo World Championships having won a 2006 reality TV show.

You can read about more human body records in Guinness World Records 2019, find out where you can buy your copy.

NBC’s «The Biggest Loser» is all about records. In the past seasons, the weight-loss reality show has repeatedly set new benchmarks for heaviest contestant (454, 476 and 526 pounds), fastest 100-pound weight loss (seven weeks), and most weight lost in one week (34 pounds).

The show, which takes obese Americans and pits them against each other in a battle to lose the most weight and win $250,000, thrives on extreme numbers. But physicians and nutritionists worry the show’s focus on competitive weight loss is, at best, counterproductive and, at worst, dangerous.

«They’re taking people who have been inactive and are not in good shape and boom, automatically subjecting them to this stress,» Carol Wolin-Riklin, the bariatric nutrition coordinator for the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, told LiveScience. «Things are going to happen.»

And indeed, things have. Two patients were hospitalized after collapsing during a one-mile (1.6 km) foot race for the season 8 premiere. This year’s season 9 opened with another strenuous challenge in which contestants raced 26.2 miles (42 km) on stationary bikes. Show medical consultant and UCLA professor Rob Huizenga had to drag one protesting contestant off her bike when she was stricken with severe cramps. A second contestant, 526-pound Michael Ventrella, was treated for exhaustion.

Health risks of obesity

The show’s producers point out that contestants are under medical supervision and say the extreme nature of the competition is inspirational for viewers.

And of course, there are serious health risks to being as obese as the Biggest Loser contestants. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer. The risks become more pronounced as the obesity becomes more severe, and losing weight is a very good idea, said Wolin-Riklin ¬— if done right.

«The way I go about encouraging healthful weight loss is by working on changes one at a time,» she said. «By making these changes bit-by-bit I think you have a better shot at having long-lasting lifestyle changes.»

Real-life weight loss?

But weight loss on «The Biggest Loser» is far removed from weight loss in the real world.

For one thing, contestants start out in worse shape than most. Seventeen of the 22 contestants have a body mass index (BMI) over 40, meaning they are severely obese. In the «real world,» more than one-third of U.S. adults, or 72 million people, are considered obese with a BMI of 30 or higher, according to the CDC. But research published last month in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the number of Americans with a BMI over 40 is just under 6 percent. In other words, the show’s claim that the contestants are the «epitome» of American obesity is a bit like saying that VH1’s «Rock of Love with Bret Michaels» epitomizes the American dating scene.

And then there’s the exercise program. Contestants work out five to six hours a day, eating strictly supervised diets. They routinely drop double-digit pounds each week. The contestant who loses the smallest percentage of body weight can be sent home.

In reality, said physician Robert Kushner, the clinical director of the Northwestern University Comprehensive Center on Obesity, a safe rate of weight loss is about one to two pounds per week.

«I think a lot of people can feel quite defeated that they’re losing weight in what we would call a recommended amount, but they would have been voted off the show immediately,» Kushner told LiveScience. «So the message, to me, is just all wrong.»

So is the science. Losing weight rapidly can be risky, according to Virginia Tech professor of human nutrition, foods and exercise Janet Walberg Rankin. Patients who lose weight quickly run the risk of gallstones, mineral deficiencies, loss of muscle tissue and reduced bone density.

Beginning strenuous exercise suddenly can cause problems with hydration, electrolyte balance and cardiac function. High impact workouts can put an extra load on already-stressed bones. At least two contestants in Biggest Loser history have struggled with stress fractures.

Regaining the weight

Risks aside, weight-loss experts say that the biggest problem with the Biggest Loser is that extreme methods of dropping pounds are less likely to work in the long run. Several former Biggest Loser contestants have regained some or all of the weight, which doesn’t surprise Kushner.

«They’re not working with a trainer every day, they’re not on national TV every day, they’re back to life,» he said. «It’s very difficult to sustain.»

While researchers aren’t sure if repeated cycles of weight lost and weight gained are more dangerous than staying overweight or obese, the psychological toll of failing to keep weight off can be grim, said Kushner. People often feel like failures and become hopeless about their health.

Those looking for a safe way to lose weight or get healthier permanently should make small changes, Kushner said, like gradually increasing exercise or substituting healthy foods for unhealthy ones. In the real world, slow, steady and committed wins the race.

«We’re not looking for extreme makeovers in someone’s lifestyle,» Kushner said. «We’re looking for changes that they can sustain long-term.»

Mayra’s story of weight loss and courtroom dealing is so absurd it’s hard to believe. At her heaviest, she weighed a monstrous 470kg, and was accused of killing her nephew by «falling on him». During the trial, she became known as the «half-ton killer«, but it was found that she had falsely confessed to save her sister, who was the real killer. After the trial, Rosales began to lose weight, and with the assistance of 11 different surgeries, she is now literally a fifth of her former self.

Original Weight: 470kg

Weight lost: 360kg

Percentage of body mass lost: 80 percent

(Image: ABC News/TLC)

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Tiffaney Anderson’s fast food addiction saw her tip the scales at 29st 7lb… before she decided to change her life

An obese mum who gorged on eight McDonald’s every morning and spent over a thousand pounds on takeaways in a month has unveiled her incredible transformation.

Tiffaney Anderson, 26, from Utah, USA, tipped the scales at 29st 7lbs thanks to a fast food addiction that saw her consume 11,000 calories of burgers, pizzas and sugary drinks every day.

The full-time mum of two, who says her traumatic childhood led her to overeat, underwent a gastric sleeves operation and a mini gastric bypass after her weight triggered a stroke.

Now Tiffaney is unrecognisable after shedding 17st and is fundraising to help pay for surgery to remove her excess skin.

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A woman shed an impressive five-and-a-half stone in just 18 months after she was “fat shamed” by her doctor.

Brenna Alexander, 34, was warned that her 17st 12lbs bulk was impacting on her health.

The Minneapolis super-slimmer cut-back on eating out and now enjoys home-cooked meals.

Doing strength training and cardio five times a week has also helped Brenna on her weight loss journey.

Since speaking with her GP, she’s toned her size 26 body to a svelte size 10.

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Christina now gives fitness advice to other slimmers on her Instagram page

A 19 stone woman who was fat-shamed at Disneyland and refused entry to a ride lost half her body weight and now gives fitness tutorials online.

Christina Jordan, 34, was on a family trip to the theme park in California when she was told she couldn’t go on a Indiana Jones roller coaster because the seat belt didn’t fit.

The mortifying moment forced the mum-of-three from Arizona to change her life – and lose 9 stone 7lbs.

The transformation prompted her to inspire other and she now shares her fitness and diet tips on her Instagram page, fitbodyweightloss.

She has also trained as a nutritionist, she has gained thousands of followers online, making her a social media star.

1. Jennifer Edwards

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Jennifer Edwards piled on the pounds while at university, but now she’s a fitness inspiration to many

11. Mathilde Broberg

<img alt=" With a BMI of 40.6 — doctors recommend 18.5-25 — Mathilde was clinically obese" class="lazyload" data-src="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss9.jpg" data-credit="" data-sizes="(max-width: 375px) 335px, (max-width: 520px) 480px, 620px" data-img="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss9.jpg?strip=all{amp}amp;w=750" data-srcset="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss9.jpg?w=335 335w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss9.jpg?w=480 480w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss9.jpg?w=620 620w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss9.jpg?w=670 670w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss9.jpg?w=960 960w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss9.jpg?w=1240 1240w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss9.jpg?w=1005 1005w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss9.jpg?w=1440 1440w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss9.jpg?w=1860 1860w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss9.jpg?w=1340 1340w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss9.jpg?w=1920 1920w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss9.jpg?w=2480 2480w" src="data:image/svg xml,»>

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With a BMI of 40.6 — doctors recommend 18.5-25 — Mathilde was clinically obese

A dangerously overweight student transformed herself into a sportswear model after shedding half her body weight by only eating her food with a teaspoon.

Mathilde Broberg, 21, from Denmark, cut back from a massive 3,500 calorie a day diet and gorging on dinners big enough for two people in order to drop the weight.

Her reality check came when she was turned away from a rollercoaster ride as she was too big to enjoy the attraction as she could barely fit the seat harness around herself.

She then vowed to ditch her favourite snacks including crisps, chocolate and sweet treats and managed to lose nine stone of the course of the following four years.

She now weighs in at just 10st 5lbs and, after splashing out on a tummy tuck to remover her excess skin, has become a sportswear and catalogue model.

12. Shannon Covert

<img alt=" Shannon was completely addicted to takeaways, tipping the scales at 26 stone" class="lazyload" data-src="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss10.jpg" data-credit="" data-sizes="(max-width: 375px) 335px, (max-width: 520px) 480px, 620px" data-img="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss10.jpg?strip=all{amp}amp;w=750" data-srcset="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss10.jpg?w=335 335w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss10.jpg?w=480 480w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss10.jpg?w=620 620w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss10.jpg?w=670 670w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss10.jpg?w=960 960w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss10.jpg?w=1240 1240w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss10.jpg?w=1005 1005w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss10.jpg?w=1440 1440w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss10.jpg?w=1860 1860w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss10.jpg?w=1340 1340w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss10.jpg?w=1920 1920w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss10.jpg?w=2480 2480w" src="data:image/svg xml,»>

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Shannon was completely addicted to takeaways, tipping the scales at 26 stone

A former binge eater waved goodbye to 15 stone and her HUSBAND because she claims he couldn’t handle the amount of attention she received after her weight loss.

Shannon Covert, 30, tipped the scales at more than 26 STONE at her heaviest due to her unhealthy diet which involved scoffing 10 takeaways a week.

She began her weight loss journey in June 2014, weighing 26st 5lbs, and had her gastric sleeve surgery in January 2015.

Shannon achieved her goal weight of 11st 8lbs in November 2015 and has since been maintaining her weight and continuing to tone her new figure.

But according to her, her partner couldn’t cope with her dramatic transformation and Shannon left him in January 2016.

5Rob Cooper: lost 300 pounds in 2 years

One of the most heartwarming diet, health, and weight loss stories that has been ongoing since January 2006 is the effort being undertaken by former half-ton man

Manuel Uribe

, aka “The World’s Heaviest Man,” to lose almost 1,000 pounds and save his life. Manuel Uribe Garza (born June 11, 1965) is a man from Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, and was one of the heaviest people in medical history.

After reaching a peak weight of around 597 kg (1,316 lb) and being unable to leave his bed since 2001, Uribe lost considerable weight with the help of doctors and nutritionists, and by following the Zone diet.

Uribe drew worldwide attention when he appeared on the Televisa television network in January 2006, but turned down offers for gastric surgery in Italy. In March 2007, Uribe set a goal to lower his weight to 120 kg (265 lb).

He has also been featured on “World’s Heaviest Man”, a television documentary about his bedridden life and attempts to lose weight. By the end of 2008, Uribe had reduced his weight to 360 kg (800 lb). His weight loss efforts continue to this day.

This is an amazing weight loss success story of a former 630-pound man named

David Smith

. In 2003, David weighted over 600 pounds and decided to change his life only through carb cycling and exercise. After 4 years, he weighted a stunning 229 pounds, losing 401 pounds but still had excess skin on his body.

Rob Cooper

, also known as the Former Fat Guy once weighed 475 pounds. Through a system of natural health, whole foods and a basic walking program of 20 minutes a day, lost nearly 300 pounds of fat over 2 and a half years.

He began weight training and put on over 50 pounds of muscle in the years since, lowering his body fat even further. Residing in Canada, Rob is now healthy, muscular, and follows a healthy eating plan and exercise routine.

2. Haley Smith

<img alt=" Haley lost SEVEN stone and is much trimmer and healthier than she was when her boyfriend proposed" class="lazyload" data-src="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss4.jpg" data-credit="" data-sizes="(max-width: 375px) 335px, (max-width: 520px) 480px, 620px" data-img="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss4.jpg?strip=all{amp}amp;w=750" data-srcset="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss4.jpg?w=335 335w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss4.jpg?w=480 480w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss4.jpg?w=620 620w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss4.jpg?w=670 670w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss4.jpg?w=960 960w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss4.jpg?w=1240 1240w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss4.jpg?w=1005 1005w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss4.jpg?w=1440 1440w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss4.jpg?w=1860 1860w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss4.jpg?w=1340 1340w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss4.jpg?w=1920 1920w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ad-composite-weight-loss4.jpg?w=2480 2480w" src="data:image/svg xml,»>

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Haley lost SEVEN stone and is much trimmer and healthier than she was when her boyfriend proposed

Haley Smith, 24, Texas, felt humiliated when she saw her «embarrassing» proposal photos which reduced her to tears.

At the time she weighed a whopping 19.8 stone and she was horrified by her size when their specially commissioned engagement snaps came back.

Haley vowed to slim down in time for her wedding, so took up running and swapped her junk-food diet for plenty of fruit and veg.

She has since shed seven stone and now works as a fitness guru and Instagram model.

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