New Year, New You in 2016

Real-Life Weight-Loss Success

These real people shed hundreds of pounds with diet, exercise and perseverance. See how they did it!

THEN: 251 LBS.

"I used to turn to food whenever I was stressed and emotional," says the Georgia resident. "I ate until there was nothing else – or until it was time to go to bed." At her heaviest weight, Fernandez felt "defeated and out of control."