This Woman’s Weight Loss Transformation Timelapse Is Going Crazily Viral

It charts 14 months of incredible progress.

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Nothing gives us an injection of fitnss motivation like a good before-and-after picture, especially when the results are as hard-earned as Justine McCabe’s.

After tragically losing her husband to suicide in February 2015, Justine turned to fitness to help her work through her grief. In the last 14 months she has lost a total of 124lbs, something which she says has changed her life and helped her to build strength inside and out.

Since starting her fitness journey at a weight of 313lbs, Justine has been charting her progress over on Instagram, posting countless gym selfies and weight loss updates.

Her most-watched post to date though, is this recent timelapse video, which shows exactly how much her body has changed:

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A video posted by Justine -124lbs #ichoosetolive (@hairstargetsfit) on

So far the video has racked up an incredible 234,000 views and counting, with hundreds of commenters praising Justine for her determination and inspiration.

Writing on Tumblr about how adopting a healthier lifestyle has helped her to process her husband’s loss, Justine said it took time for her to see the benefits – both physically and mentally.

“At the urging of many people close to me, I decided to make a habit of visiting the gym,” she says of the early days of her journey.

“I wanted to find out if natural feel good endorphins really could help get me through my worst grieving days. I was desperate to do anything to help fill the gaping hole in my heart.

“I started it slowly, but that was quick to change when I realised I wasn’t just taking my body to the gym. I was taking my mind out for exercise.”

Huge kudos to Justine for sharing her story.


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