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They Lost Half Their Size!

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

BEFORE

Howard Fuchs
Age: 36
Occupation: Teacher
Starting Weight: 505 lbs.
Why He Wanted to Lose the Pounds: "My back was in such bad condition that I was wearing sandals until the beginning of November because I couldn't bend down to tie my shoes," recalls the Smith Point, N.Y., native. "I was in such horrific pain – I couldn't do anything! I remember saying, 'Okay, that's it.'"