People want to lose weight for a whole slew of different reasons. Some want to feel better about how they look and provide their self-esteem a boost, while others aim to stop using food as a coping mechanism for psychological struggles. Regardless of what reasons you have for needing to lose some pounds or where you are in your journey, these inspirational weight loss success stories prove that it’s never too late to turn things around and get a new lease on life.

The next people you’ll read more about here have battled–and overcome–difficult challenges, such as depression, anxiety, and feelings of self-worthlessness to reach their weight loss goals. You can do it, too!