9 Women Share the Highs & Lows of Losing 100 Pounds or More

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Weight loss is such a delicate, intricate experience. Many who have never struggled think it's just easy to "stop eating" or "make better choices." But if you've ever had to lose weight -- from 5 pounds to 50 or 100 -- you know that it's not just an on and off switch you can flip anytime you want.

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Many times the extra weight has nothing to do with liking food and everything to do with not feeling loved or worthy. And just because you successfully lose weight does not mean that you are successfully living in your new body. It takes getting used to -- for you and for your friends and family.

But that's not to say that losing several dress sizes isn't also incredibly exhilarating, rewarding, and fun. It's just downright life changing, and the better prepared you are, the higher your chance of success -- and of keeping the weight off for good.

We went to nine incredibly inspiring women who have all lost well over 100 pounds and asked them to share the good, the bad, and the ugly of their weight loss journeys. They're opening up and unafraid to tell you what it's really like to lose so much weight, and it's nothing like you expected!

 

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