New Year, New You in 2014

2012 Half Their Size Weight-Loss Winners

Find out how these regular people shed half their weight – nearly 700 total pounds! – without surgery or tricks

ANGELA MCCULLOUGH, NOW: 135 LBS.

Now 150 lbs. lighter and a volunteer firefighter, the 35-year-old has a new lease on life. "Since the weight loss, my stamina has gone through the roof," McCullough tells PEOPLE. "I can do an hour of advanced Pilates and strength training after my Pilates session."

To see more weight-loss winners, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.