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Alexis Shapiro, Girl Who Suffered from Uncontrollable Hunger, Has Made Strides Since Bariatric Surgery

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!

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Kaitlyn Smith's Blog: 'I Have Not Gotten On a Scale Yet'

Kaitlyn Smith's Blog: 'I Have Not Gotten On a Scale Yet'

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.

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After Losing 270 Lbs., Man Reveals Excess Skin in an Emotional Video

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.

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577-Lb. Man Plans to Complete a 5K for Every Month of the Year

577-Lb. Man Plans to Complete a 5K for Every Month of the Year

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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Kaitlyn Smith's Blog: 'I Knew Something Wasn't Right'

Kaitlyn Smith's Blog: 'It's Been a Crazy Week Since I've Been Home'

Originally posted 03/16/2015 06:45AM

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.

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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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