12:01 AM EDT 11/20/2015
Amazing Weight Loss
Originally posted 11/19/2015 11:40AM
Jennifer Butters was 410 lbs. when she realized she needed to make a change.
Originally posted 11/09/2015 09:50AM
Shonda Rhimes is opening up about the moment that inspired her 117 lbs. weight loss.
Plus-Size Model Rosie Mercado Lost 210 Lbs. After Being Told She Wouldn't Fit in a Plane Seat, Changing Her Career and Her Life
Originally posted 11/03/2015 07:35PM
Rosie Mercado remembers getting interested calls from top modeling agencies that received her headshot, only to be told they couldn't work with her after finding out her size.
7-Year-Old Girl's Weight-Loss Journey Inspires Others: 'I Wanted to Show People I Was Above Their Bullying'
Originally posted 11/06/2015 04:25PM
Nothing will stand in the way of 7-year-old Jazzalynn "Jazzy" Barrientes' journey to leading a healthy life.
Originally posted 11/05/2015 09:30AM
"For me, it's never truly been about a number," says the creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, who is featured in the current issue of PEOPLE. "It's just about feeling good. I feel good and really healthy."
Originally posted 11/03/2015 09:30AM
Even with extreme stress in her personal life, Rosie O'Donnell refuses to compromise her health any longer – and has been rewarded with a 64-lb. weight loss.
Originally posted 09/30/2015 02:05PM
With an entire night dedicated to her deliciously dramatic shows and her first book set to hit shelves in November, Shonda Rhimes is living her best life.
The Grey's Anatomy and Scandal creator is also at her healthiest after dropping 117 lbs.
"I just decided I was going to get it together and get healthy," she told Extra on Saturday at PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly and Essence's Shondaland #TGIT Party in Los Angeles. "I have some little kids, and I want to be around them." (Rhimes has three daughters).
Originally posted 09/21/2015 03:00PM
After losing 208 lbs. through diet and exercise, PEOPLE.com blogger Kaitlyn Smith underwent her third surgery to remove excess skin on Sunday. "The scars don't bother me," she says of the culmination of her journey. "They just show how far I've come."
Originally posted 09/16/2015 12:45PM
Over the past 12 months, Simone Anderson has been documenting her "Journey to Health" on social media as she went from 373 lbs. to 179 lbs.
Originally posted 08/18/2015 11:30AM
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 for updates on her inspirational journey. You can also check out Kaitlyn's website and follow her on Facebook.
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