Overweight Teenager Surprises Class By Losing 139 lbs In 6 Months To Fit Into Her Formal Dress


We often hear about people losing weight and they do so for their own, personal reasons. Some people do so because it brings a lot of health benefits but others just want to look good in a particular outfit. Regardless of the motivation, choosing to drop the weight is the right direction to go.


Josie Desgrand took these pictures when she was 16. She was a teenager in Australia.

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At her heaviest, she weighed 127 kg but she decided to lose weight and change her life.

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Josie was bullied for her weight and had low self-esteem.

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Everyone was surprised, however, when she lost more than 60 kg in 12 months and showed up in a formfitting game.

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Instagram provided inspiration for Josie. It became her support network that helped her toward her goals.

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“I shared my meals and progress on my Instagram account.”

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Her followers continue to grow and they were so supportive. ‘You look great!’ They wrote. ‘Yum, do you have the recipe?’”

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“With people from all around the world along for my journey, I never thought about turning back”

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“Spending an hour each night, I responded to every person. Being in their position before, I now wanted to help as many people as I could”

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“’Keep going,’ I would write back when someone thought they couldn’t do it anymore”

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She now weighs 63 kg, half of her original weight. She is one happy girl.

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The transformation to a new lifestyle started as a diet but now is a life-changing experience for this 18-year-old.

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“Now I want to be the push to help people get back up”

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“Because everyone deserves to feel as happy as I now do”

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