5 Inspirational Before + After Pictures That Will Motivate You to Keep Going

Whether you're a "before," an "after," or somewhere in between, these people will motivate you to achieve your goals.
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You can collect as many healthy recipes as you like, subscribe to every fitness mag out there, peruse weight loss blogs during all your downtime, devour any workout tips you can find, check out the entire Nutrition section of the library—but sometimes that’s still not enough to motivate your weight loss journey. Sure, all of that stuff gives you actionable information, real advice, or step-by-step instructions for making changes that will help you shed the weight.

But they’re still not as potent as the most powerful form of weight loss motivation out there: the story of someone else who was in your shoes and transformed herself.

Sometimes, the transformation of another person is the only thing that can inspire you to keep at it, or motivate you to get started in the first place. Reading about the challenges they overcame; seeing their before and after pictures; hearing them put into words the complicated emotions that accompany not feeling good in your body, and then marveling at the confidence and freedom they describe at the end of their journey—these moments can’t be replicated by 14 tips for health-ifying your favorite guilty pleasures (though that does sound like an article we would read…).

Yup, real people who have gone through real transformations and want to tell their story: there’s no substitute.

At DietBet, we’re lucky enough to have countless success stories at our fingertips. We’ve rounded up X particularly inspirational ones for you, and hope they’ll give you the injection of inspiration, surge of hope, or boost of motivation you need to continue on your own healthy journey. 


Fall Creek, Wisconsin

Lost 70 pounds (60 with DietBet)

“I got married and less than a month later was pregnant with my daughter. I added 20 pounds after her birth. Three years later I had my son, which also packed on an additional 20 pounds. I found myself with this wonderful new family and over 100 pounds overweight…

On January 1st 2014, I finally had enough. I was sick of being embarrassed of myself and hiding from everyone. That was the day I found DietBet. Little did I know this was also the day I began living again.”



Stansbury Park, UT

Lost 100 pounds with DietBet “It took my son being born for me to truly decide that I wanted to be the dad he deserves. At that point, I’d plumped up to 336 pounds, and there was no denying that it was time for a change…

When I first started my journey, I was close to having a heart attack, but I recently ran a half marathon and am training for a full marathon.”


Fort Lauderdale, FL

Lost 100 pounds (37 with DietBet)

“I’m a 52-year-old single parent of a 19-year-old. I’ve been fat my entire life—I was the fattest kid in 2nd grade. As I approached my 29th birthday in January of 2013, I decided that if I ever wanted to be thin it was now or never.”


Yonkers, NY

Lost 40 pounds with DietBet

“I have always been a little overweight, but after having my first child, I gained 40 pounds and was never able to get back to my starting weight. I had tried everything from pills to fad diets to starving myself to juicing, to simply working out and eating healthy…

I fell in love with the concept [of DietBet]. I joined immediately and was excited to begin my journey.”


Indianapolis, IN

Lost 110 pounds (81 with DietBet)

“I had a black belt in Tae Kwon Do when I graduated from college. But over the years, I let myself go and eventually reached my highest weight of 283 pounds. On top of that I have a poor family history in terms of heart disease…so as I approached the age when my father had his first open-heart surgery, it was a wake-up call that I needed to start taking better care of myself…

Beginning to succeed with DietBet, and dieting in general, also taught me about eating healthy and exercise, and I started to see these things as a life change instead of a diet.”

And that’s just a tidbit of the inspirational stories that are out there. Hungry for more weight loss success stories? Head to our Testimonials page. Or, better yet, get started writing your own success story by joining a game today! We’ll be excited to read it once it’s ready.

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Make it WayBetter

Seek out the types of stories that inspire you, and save them. Print or cut them out and put them on your fridge, next to your bed, in your wallet. Visual reminders of what you're capable of are incredibly powerful.