Look Great in '09

They Lost Half Their Size!

Meet the real people who literally lost half their body weight – without surgery or diet pills

BEFORE

Mary Jane Sekito
Age: 41
Occupation: Physical therapist
Starting Weight: 285 lbs.
Why She Wanted to Lose the Pounds: The Houston native suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure, and had problems with her heart and joints. "I had the pharmacy records of a 70-year-old," she says. "I didn't want to die at 45 like my mother did."