Being an ugly duckling when you’re young doesn’t define who you will become as an adult. There are people who know giving up is not an option and the process is very rewarding. They either lost weight, overcame depression, improved their beauty routine and social skills, or became their better selves.

Huzy World is amazed and inspired by these stories and found 25 people who decided not to ever give up on themselves.

1. “Middle school was a rough time. Luckily the lack of attention from boys helped me focus on school!”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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2. “I spent years putting off losing weight but I’m so glad I finally stopped making excuses.”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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3. “Lost weight. Got a haircut. Learned to dress. Learned to talk to people. Realized hating myself was no way to live.”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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4. “Green is still my favorite color, and getting older isn’t so bad!”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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5. “Grew up fat and decided to finally do something about it 3 years ago.”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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6. “Took about a year — I’m now trying to put on muscle.”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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7. “Proper diet, walking, and cycling has shown results.”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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8. 4 years of development

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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9. “It took 4.5 years on and off to see changes but they were achieved.”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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10. “Even my family doesn’t recognize me these days. It’s nice.”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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11. “Face comparison of 3 years in my transformation. Who knew I had dimples!”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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12. “My face was always red, I was angry at my dad, and was ready to die for punk rock. Now my skin is healthier and I love my dad.”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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13. This guy was bullied a lot while growing up. But it just made him stronger.

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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14. “I started because I thought I loved a girl but found out I loved myself instead.”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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15. “I came across this old video of me. I never realized I was as big as I was.”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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16. “13 vs 24, I looked like a brown Peter Griffin.”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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17. “This is me in April 2017 and Sep 2018. The feeling of not being skinny fat anymore is incredible to me.”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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18. “Lost 110 lb in 18 months after a rugby injury, started rowing for my university, and got my MSc in mathematics.”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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19. “My transformation of 4 years from skinny fat to fit”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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20. “Years ago, I was depressed and had a problem with binge eating. Now I’m happier and healthier.”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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21. “2015 — 2019 — I basically cleaned myself up and started over!”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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22. “I’d like to think the past 9 years have been kind to me.”

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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23. An 11-year transformation — left: age 13, right: age 34

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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24. The difference of 4 years and 6 years sober

20+ People Who Prove Why Giving Up Is Never an Option
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Are you also a fighter who went through amazing changes? Show us your process!

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