Like every other woman in America, I love a good weight loss story. They're so inspiring, and they always make me so hopeful that I'll be able to shed my own extra 10 pounds.
And while most of the world is currently obsessed with Jessica Simpson's latest get-fit adventure, I'm in awe of Julia Kozerski, who dropped a whopping 160 pounds in one year and posted pictures of her ever-svelter self on her blog along the way.
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First, you've got to have some chutzpah to take (and post!) a picture of yourself when you don't love the way you look. But it takes a serious set of cahones to take that picture in the confidence-destroying torture chamber known as the department store dressing room.
Even though Kozerski knew those bad fluorescent lights would emphasize every last unflattering roll, she snapped away. And from the nearly 200 pictures she took, here are a few that give you an idea of what losing 160 pounds really looks like.
Scrolling through her transformation is making me want to take a few of my own "before" pics tonight. But I'll probably keep them stored on my iPhone, thank you. How about you? Do you think sharing "before" shots would make you stick to your diet?