By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

Before And After Weight-Loss Photos Of People Who Can Say ‘I Did It!’

When we talk about weight loss, we tend to use numbers. Have you ever heard or used the phrase, "I just wanna lose 10 pounds"? It's great to have goals, but it's a big mistake to limit ourselves to numbers. When we obsess with numbers, we play the comparison game and put an end date to our health goals when in reality it should be a journey.

Below, you'll find real people who have lost weight for good. If you follow their stories on Facebook, Instagram, or their personal websites, you'll notice that they all have a few things in common: they focus on nutrition, exercise, and sharing their stories to motivate others.

Even after many of them reach their target weights, they continue to work hard to maintain their fit bodies. Another thing you'll notice is that they never talk use the word "skinny." They fully embrace whatever curves and marks that remain throughout their journey.

Take a look at some of the most inspiring body transformations below and how they got there.

Christine Carter of Dallas, TX, lost 150 pounds in 16 months.

After trying out a variety of diets, she decided to undergo gastric sleeve surgery in August 2014, which removed a large portion of her stomach. She initially dropped 50 pounds.

She continued on by hiring a fitness trainer at the Hero Training Center. For many months, she stuck to a meal plan, worked out 5x a week, and lost an additional 80 pounds. As you can see, she didn't rely on surgery alone for her weight loss.

In November 2015, she made the decision to have a tummy tuck and breast lift with implants, which resulted in her losing 20 pounds.

She uses her Instagram and Website to motivate others to follow through with their goals by working hard and never giving up.

Saïd Adali is a musician based in Morocco who dropped about 116 pounds. His "secret"? Eat clean and train mean.

Ruth Wijaya of Indonesia is now a diet coach and entrepreneur who consistently promotes Herbalife products.

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