These women worked their butts off and shared the results with the world, who responded appropriately: *LIKE*. Here are the most eye-opening transformations that inspired people this year:
1. Rosie Mercado
When full-size model Rachel lost 250 pounds through exercise and diet, weight-loss surgery, and surgical skin removal, she couldn't have been prouder to share her story.
2. Rachel Graham
After having two kids and losing more than 100 pounds, Rachel revealed her loose skin on Instagram, showing people who experience the same thing after extreme weight loss that it's not just normal but a reason to be #proud.
3. Mary Maxwell
This incredible 24-year-old lost 164 pounds with the help of gastric bypass surgery, despite multiple complications. Because there are some things diet and exercise can't do, she started a GoFundMe Page to raise money for the removal of the excess skin that continues to weigh her spirit down.