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Look Great in '09

They Lost Half Their Size!

Without pills or surgery, these six people dropped half their body weight – see their amazing transformations!

JOSIE RAPER: THEN

240 lbs.
The 29-year-old Phoenix native says her weight gain started out of convenience. "My husband was in school and we didn't have time for family meals. So for lunch, I would always go to fast-food restaurants, because there was no thinking involved; it actually got to the point where I had the exact change ready to go!" says Raper, who works in insurance sales. "And my husband, daughter and I would go out for dinner almost every night. Before I knew it, I was a size 22 – the largest I'd ever been."