Weight Loss Before and After

The Most Inspiring Weight Loss Stories of 2012

These 10 people transformed their bodies--and their lives--by losing weight

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The Most Inspiring Weight Loss Stories of 2012 // inspiring weight loss success stories c Danuta Otfinowski; Patrick James Miller; Kenny Braun

Image: Danuta Otfinowski; Patrick James Miller; Kenny Braun

Of the dozens of inspiring weight loss tales we’ve compiled this year, we’ve selected our favorites to revisit. As these 10 real people slimmed down--shedding as many as 300 pounds--they also overcame life-threatening illnesses, racked up fitness achievements, and discovered the power of their own resolve. (Related: 10 Weight Loss Tricks That Work) Keep their powerful stories in mind as you take aim at your own health goals in 2013.

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