New Year, New You in 2016

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


With education, healthier eating habits and the help of her family, Boyce dropped 114 lbs. and competed in the 2012 Miss America pageant. "I learned that if I became a healthy person, I could achieve all the goals I wanted to in life," she says. "It was definitely about making that drastic change. It was not about going on a fad diet. For years I had failed attempts. People are always searching for a quick fix. It's all about changing your lifestyle."