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

Courtney Dawson
Age: 31
Occupation: Casino dealer
Starting Weight: 334 lbs.
Why She Wanted to Lose the Pounds: Health was a concern for the Princeton, La., native, whose mother has high blood pressure and father has diabetes. "If I didn’t do something," she says, "I was going to end up with one or the other or both."