Cath Jones and Claire Mills, both teachers from Wales, have been friends for 16 years. When they met, both were considered obese for their height: Jones weighed 224 pounds and Mills 287. Both women were 5-foot, 8-inches tall.
Although the two tried dieting together, no weight-loss program worked. Then Mills moved away, and the two stayed in touch via Facebook. About a year after she moved, Mills went on the Cambridge Weight Loss plan (a British meal plan) and lost 147 pounds. Now she weighs 140 pounds and wears a size 8 dress.
When Jones saw her friend's amazing photos, she went on the Cambridge program too. She started the day with oatmeal for breakfast, drank a shake for lunch, and ate soup for dinner. In three months, she'd lost 70 pounds.
One evening, when she was taking a bath, she discovered a lump in her breast. After going to several doctors, she saw a specialist, who diagnosed her with stage 3 breast cancer. “I couldn’t stop thinking that if I hadn’t lost weight I’d have had no idea I even had a lump," she told the Sun. After the diagnosis, she texted her best friend to tell her the news, and added. “I wouldn’t have known I had cancer if I hadn’t felt the lump, I wouldn’t have felt the lump if I hadn’t lost weight. I wouldn’t have lost weight without you. You saved my life.”
Jones had the tumor removed and chemotherapy. She stopped smoking, and became a dog walker, spending her days outdoors. She's now cancer free, and weighs 140 pounds. Both women have kept the weight off--and look amazing as you can see! (Claire is on the left, Cath on the right.)
Posted by Cath Jones on Monday, April 4, 2016
After you finish marveling at the way they look now, click through the photos of celebrities below who've had equally amazing transformations.
As the pounds dropped away, Claire made a horrifying discovery.Posted by The Sun on Wednesday, April 6, 2016
As the pounds dropped away, Claire made a horrifying discovery.
The beloved singer's weight has fluctuated since she won American Idol, but she's gotten into kickboxing. That's her on the left in 2015 before getting pregnant with her second child, and on the right in October 2016.
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