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ADAM FRESQUEZ, 31 & DAWN PINO, 28

LOST 39 LBS!

NOW 195 lbs.

LOST 21 LBS!

NOW 157 lbs.

Eating fresh fruit and turkey sausage helped Fresquez drop 7 in. off his waist: "A size 36 is too loose!" His size-12 fiancee says, "I'm not trying to find ways to hide my body with a shawl."

AUSTIN BLYTHE, 27 & LAURA MARTYN, 27

LOST 23 LBS!

NOW 175 lbs.

LOST 34 LBS!

NOW 235 lbs.

"The last time I was a size 10 was in high school!" says Martyn, who was thrilled to see her groom-now an avid swimmer-goatee free. "It was his security blanket because he had a double chin," she says.

BROOKS HOUSER, 23 & SAMANTHA FAULDER, 22

LOST 42 LBS!

NOW 272 lbs.

LOST 24 LBS!

NOW 194 lbs.

Though the Ohio-based pair have dated for eight years, "I've never seen her in a dress!" says Houser. "I was blown away." The reason? "I wasn't comfortable with my midsection," says Faulder, who went from a size 20 to a 14. Now even Houser-who trimmed 6 in. off his waist-is rethinking his wedding-day look: "I want something more modern and fitted."

DAVID YOUNG, 27 & ALLISON SKINNER, 28

LOST 30 LBS!

NOW 229 lbs.

LOST 20 LBS!

NOW 148 lbs.

Before, the couple opted only for black ensembles. But when the former size-12 bride-to-be zipped up her blue size-6 dress, "I got emotional," she says. "It gave me an hourglass figure!" She was also shocked to see her size-38 fiance in an outfit that was "youthful and fun," she says. "He looked great."

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