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Kaitlyn Smith's Blog: 'I Wanted to Sit and Cry Like a Baby'

Kaitlyn Smith's Blog: 'I've Had a Few Days When I Just Wanted to Sit and Cry'

Originally posted 03/03/2015 05:00PM

Once tipping 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.

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Kaitlyn Smith's Blog: 'It's Weird to Look at Myself Now'

Kaitlyn Smith's Blog: 'It's Weird to Look at Myself Now and See My Body'

Originally posted 02/24/2015 07:30PM

Once tipping 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.

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Kaitlyn Smith's Doctor Removes More Than 10 Lbs. of Excess Skin

Kaitlyn Smith's Doctor Removes More Than 10 Lbs. of Excess Skin

Originally posted 02/19/2015 07:50PM

PEOPLE.com blogger Kaitlyn Smith had her first skin-removal surgery Thursday and is recovering well, according to her doctor.

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Kaitlyn Smith's Blog: 'My Body Is About to Change in So Many Ways'

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Kaitlyn Smith's Blog: 'My Body Is About to Change in So Many Ways'

Originally posted 02/16/2015 02:50PM

Once tipping 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 on PEOPLE.com. Come back every Monday for updates on her inspirational journey. You can also check out Kaitlyn's website and follow her on Facebook.

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Kaitlyn Smith's Blog: 'I Just Want to Feel Beautiful in My Own Skin'

Kaitlyn Smith's Blog: 'I Just Want to Feel Beautiful in My Own Skin'

Originally posted 02/09/2015 06:30PM

Once tipping 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 Monday for updates on her inspirational journey. You can also check out Kaitlyn's website and follow her on Facebook.

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Kaitlyn Smith's Blog: I'm Finally Living After Losing 208 Lbs.

Kaitlyn Smith's Blog: I'm Finally Living After Losing 208 Lbs.

Originally posted 02/02/2015 06:30PM

Once tipping 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 Monday for updates on her inspirational journey. You can also check out Kaitlyn's website and follow her on Facebook.

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Learn How 2 Sisters Found Body Confidence In 2 Very Different Ways

Learn How 2 Sisters Found Body Confidence In 2 Very Different Ways

Originally posted 01/15/2015 11:45AM

Here's proof that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.

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Food Blogger Andie Mitchell on Weight Loss: It Was Easier 'Being the Fat Girl'

Food Blogger Andie Mitchell on Weight Loss: In Some Ways, It Was Easier 'Being the Fat Girl'

Originally posted 01/06/2015 10:00AM

Andie Mitchell recalls the moment she first stepped on the scale with brutal clarity.

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Woman Intentionally Gains and Loses 42 Lbs. for Controversial TLC Documentary

Woman Intentionally Gains and Loses 42 Lbs. for Controversial TLC Documentary

Originally posted 01/04/2015 12:50PM

While plenty of people are trying to shed a few pounds, one woman purposely got chunky to prove a controversial point.

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Teen Behind Crowdfunding Campaign for Skin Surgery Gets Pro Bono Offer

Teen Who Started Crowdfunding Campaign for Skin Surgery Gets Pro Bono Offer from Doctor

Originally posted 12/30/2014 09:10AM

It's been quite a week for Kaitlyn Smith.

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