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JESSICA WEBER

If you're looking for a kick up the bum to lose those few pounds for your summer holiday... Jessica Weber used to weigh 27 stone, but she lost 14 in 15 months.

The a 23-year-old from Illinois told PEOPLE what inspired her to drop the weight:

My mom actually started crying, and told me she thought I’d die before her. It just hit me hard, and I knew I had to start losing weight. It became my motivation.

And here's her amazing transformation:

But she says it hasn’t been easy:

So far it’s been a constant struggle. I have to wake up every day and convince my mind that this is the right thing to do. So many people don’t understand that it’s a mental battle more than physical.

Weber posed on social media showing the excess skin she’s been left with after her weight loss.

She told PEOPLE:

I wanted to be open about it on Instagram because I wanted people to realize what obesity does.

That they can make changes, but they’ll also face problems with loose skin in all areas. I want people to not be scared, or feel hidden of what they accomplished after weight loss.

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