My weight problem started with motherhood: I had four kids in six years, and the back-to-back pregnancies made it difficult to shed the baby poundsnot to mention that taking care of my children (at one point, I had three in diapers!) left me drained. Still, it wasn't until I was buying shorts in the summer of 2010 that I realized how heavy I was. I started my try-ons with a size 12 and didn't find a pair that fit until I got up to size 18! That was it: I had to take back control of my body.
Jaclyn Fehringer, 34, 5'10"Before: 220 lbs. (size 18)