Marissa Schillaci-Kayton's family inspired her to lose 100 pounds: "They deserve to live in a world where my health and well-being is not something they have to worry about," she says.
For Eric Hunnicutt, a trip to the doctor left him "frightened" after being classified as "morbidly obese." But it also motivated him to lose 135 pounds.
Amy Schumer responded to Jessica Simpson’s post-baby body photo in the most relatable way.
Jenna Jameson has famously documented her post-baby weight loss and maintenance, which she attributes to the popular keto diet.
David Aishou, who struggled with his weight since elementary school, decided to get healthier because he didn't want to let down his mom.
By high school graduation, Corey Hyland weighed 400 pounds. She lost 240 pounds first through dropping beef, pork, and soda, and then by counting calories and exercising, but she still struggles with her body image.
After getting into an Ivy League-graduate school and receiving a promotion at work, Venn Hering decided it was time to focus on her next goal: getting into the best shape of her life.
After struggling with weight his whole life, Jerrod Ackerman decided to get in shape for his job at a private rescue company. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's inspiring posts helped him stay motivated.
Ali Shinn struggled with depression growing up and found comfort in food. After seeing a photo of herself in a bikini at 260 pounds, she decided to get healthier.
Kayla Tuers endured neglect as a child and was homeless at just 13 years old. After moving in with her boyfriend's family and having regular access to fast food, she struggled with overeating.
WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers, is facing backlash after launching a weight loss app aimed at children ages 8 to 17. Dietitians weigh in on why this is so "dangerous."
After Jay Ildaite's aunt died because of complications related to her weight, Ildaite was inspired to get healthier. Here's how Disney and Shia LaBeouf kept her motivated.
"I was heavier than my own dad," says Haley Barker. After hearing about actor Zachary Levi's simple meal prep for "Shazam," Barker thought, "I could do that."
In 2018, after two of Carla Carter's children announced they were getting married, she found her motivation to lose weight in time for both weddings.
One woman is calling Instagram out for "body shaming" after one of her weight loss photos was removed because of concerns about "suicide or self-injury."
Giovanni Enea, who struggled with his weight since childhood, followed a simple calories in, calories out eating plan to lose 130 pounds.
Jeremiah Peterson decided to get in shape after struggling to keep up with his kids on a hike. He followed the keto diet and started exercising daily, losing 104 pounds.
Hunter Croteau, who lost 175 pounds through weight-loss surgery, healthy eating and exercising, says you can't rely on motivation alone. "It is important to find a plan you are truly happy with," he says.
After struggling with being overweight since fifth grade and then being diagnosed with high blood pressure at 20 years old, Maggie Kane decided to make a change.