01:25 PM EDT 03/30/2015
Alexis Shapiro, Girl Who Suffered from Uncontrollable Hunger, Has Made Strides Since Bariatric Surgery
Originally posted 03/30/2015 08:25AM
It's been one year since Alexis Shapiro underwent a sleeve gastrectomy to combat her uncontrollable weight gain. The 13-year-old from Cibolo, Texas is doing well – she even completed a 5K race!
Originally posted 03/30/2015 06:50AM
Having once tipped the scales at more than 400 lbs., 19-year-old Kaitlyn Smith from Portland, Tennessee, lost 208 lbs. through diet and exercise. One thing she hasn't been able to lose is the excess skin, a common side effect of extreme weight loss. As she gears up for, and then undergoes, several skin removal surgeries, Smith will be sharing her story at PEOPLE.com. Come back every week for updates on her inspirational journey. You can also check out Kaitlyn's website and follow her on Facebook.
Originally posted 03/28/2015 02:25PM
"CrossFit" and "romance" are not always things that go together, but Florida couple Iliana Buenrostro and Joe Marttila managed to merge the two for their non-traditional, yet totally beautiful, engagement photos.
Mom Whose Inspirational Bikini Photo Went Viral: 'I Hope Other Women Pick Up That Torch and Run with It'
Originally posted 03/28/2015 01:10PM
When mother-of-three Rachel Hollis posted a photo of herself in a bikini that proudly showed off her post-baby stretch marks, she never imagined it would go viral in the way that it did.
Originally posted 03/27/2015 10:50AM
Even models who are paid to be beautiful sometimes feel insecure about the way they look.
Originally posted 03/27/2015 07:10AM
Anne Marie Sengillo posted photos of her eating disorder recovery progress on Reddit as an inspiration to others suffering with the diseases – so when website The Chive repurposed her photos for a post about weight loss inspiration, Sengillo felt it was "like a punch in the stomach."
Originally posted 03/26/2015 01:30PM
Catch her if you can!
Originally posted 03/25/2015 03:20PM
Rachel Hollis may have just become the world's most famous – and inspirational – swimsuit model.
Originally posted 03/24/2015 03:15PM
For Matt Diaz, deciding to upload a video to Tumblr to expose his excess skin after losing 270 lbs. was an emotional roller coaster.
Originally posted 03/24/2015 02:10PM
He may have finished his first 5K of 2015 in last place, but Derek Mitchell gets a blue ribbon for spirit.
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