18-year-old student lost 63 kg in 12 months to fit into figure-hugging dress for her school formal

Josie Desgrand was able to shed an astonishing 63 kilograms in the span of a year and hopes to inspire others through her incredible journey!

                            18-year-old student lost 63 kg in 12 months to fit into figure-hugging dress for her school formal

Eighteen-year-old Josie Desgrand lost around 63 kilograms within a space of a year in order to be able to fit into a figure-hugging dress for her school formal, and now plans to help others with similar experiences with weight problems.

Josie who is from Queensland, Australia weighed around 127 kg when she was at her heaviest which was at the age of 16-years. At the time, she struggled a lot and also had to deal with bullies. Just a year after that, she was able to successfully silence all those who had made fun of her when she stepped out in a stunning red gown which showed off her physique minus 63 kgs. 

She captioned a before and after shot and wrote, "I do not see this as a diet to lose weight, I see this as my new lifestyle change". She shared that her journey began two years ago when she decided to reduce carbs, eliminate sugar, and also ditch processed foods. As reported by DailyMail Australia, Josie shared, "I stuck to a low carb, no sugar diet for TWO WHOLE years. I began to eat natural sugars about six months into my journey. In the first 12 months I lost 63kgs." 

At the time when she started her new journey to transform herself, she shared that she did minimal exercise but now works out with a personal trainer. She goes to the gym around three to four times a week and is focusing on toning her muscles. The results of her weight loss transformation have been incredible but Josie has really struggled and has had to overcome many tough challenges. 

"In these two years I have faced some very difficult challenges but I have chosen to pick myself up and keep moving," she shared. "Everybody has bad days, never let a stumble be the end of your journey. Stay positive. I hated myself and the way I looked. I didn't have any friends and I just didn't like going out in public," she added. 

She recalled how she had attempted to diet before but nothing had worked out for her. "Before losing weight I would constantly eat bread and wraps, ate huge portions and went back for seconds and thirds all the time," she said. At one point she was so frustrated that she even contemplated getting surgery as a mean to lose weight. Ever since sharing her incredible journey, she has garnered a lot of fans and followers. 

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So my boyfriend and I tried on my old pair of shorts... and to think I use to always have trouble buttoning them up! 😯 #beforeandafter #thebodycoach

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"I've been so honored to have inspired other people and help motivate them throughout their journey's as others did for me," she captioned another post. Josie is planning to write a book on her weight loss experience and journey and recently created an online meal planner to inspire and help others who are on similar paths. "I don't see it as a diet now, I see it as a lifestyle. The first two weeks of eating healthy were so difficult but now it's easy for me," she added. 

Josie's mother Catherine is thrilled that her daughter has managed to transform her life and said, "It hasn't just been a change in her body, it's been a change in her life. There's no better feeling watching my daughter turn her life around like this - and she's had so many teenage girls reach out to her too and look at her as a source of inspiration".