New Year, New You in 2014

They Lost Half Their Size!

Find out how these regular folks dropped half their weight – without surgery or tricks!

BRANDY BLACKBURN: THEN 340 LBS.

The Charlottesville, Va., mom was "a fat kid" in kindergarten. "I was an emotional eater; if I had a bad day, I took solace in cookies and junk food," says Blackburn, 25. "By the time I was in high school, the only way I could wear the brand names like all the other kids was to get an XXL from the guy's section!"