A Woman's Incredible Weight-Loss Story

Caitlin Adams shares her inspiring and healthy weight-loss story after she overcame depression and binge eating.
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Test Text1 italics This morning, Yahoo! Health is kicking off their brand-new series, weight loss win. Sharing inspiring stories of people who got healthy. First up, Caitlin Adams. She overcame depression and binge eating to get control of her body and her life. ? Yahoo! ? Reporter: An inspiring journey of self-reliance, Caitlin Adams, now 26 years old, dropped a staggering 107 pounds in a year. She's our first Yahoo! Health weight loss win. Michelle promaulayko describing the honor. It features people who have lost a significant amount of weight without personal trainers, fancy maleal-delivery services. Reporter: She got a wakeup call and took charge. This time, because of my health. If I don't get healthy, not thin, but healthy, then I was going to die an early death. Reporter: In 2011, she was failing out of college, dead broke, and fighting severe depression along with a debilitating bing-eating disorder. I was at rock bottom. Reporter: She moved in with her mother, who also struggles with obesity. They hadn't lived together since her parents' divorce as a young girl. She resolved to make a change. Without money for an expensive diet program or trainer. She spend a month researching. She discovered she needed to eat clean food, clean whole food and to move more often. Reporter: On her own, 5'9" Caitlin dropped from 253 to 146 pounds. Sflit feels empowering. It feels like I am worst it. I am enough to be healthy and strong. Reporter: And watch now as we reveal her transformation. All right, everybody. So we have a picture of what Caitlin looked like before. And -- take a look. Here she is, everybody. Caitlin come on out. Wow! You look fabulous. Thank you. You look incredible. Congratulations. Thank you. You brought some of your old clothes. How does it feel to look at those, look at yourself and just to feel yourself right now. To feel that energy that you have? It's bizarre. It's way bizarre. I can't believe I used to wear this, honestly. It's crazy. What is it like for you now when you go shopping for clothes? It's a lot easier. I can pretty much go anywhere now. Before, I used to have custom-made clothes. Go to certain stores. I couldn't go anywhere and everywhere. Now it's more fun, too, as well. I'm so glad. It was important to share the importance or how eye-opening it was living with your mom. Her struggle. A huge influence on you. Yeah, definitely. That was the turning point for me. It clicked. Before, it was about being thin and beautiful. When I lived with my mom and saw her health issues, it became about my health and not being able to fully live my life. That's when it stuck. That's when I got the passion and fire inside. It seems like right now there's a great movement toward loving you for who you are and not being so concerned about having quote unquote the right body image. Yeah, you know, I think that's important. I love that whole body love, body acceptance movement. Something I should have learned back then when I was overweight. At the same time, I wasn't healthy. I was on a path to self-destruction. I don't think that's a way to live either. It's a balance of the two. You are great inspiration. You look fantastic. Thank you. Thank you for sharing your journey with our viewers. I'm sure a lot of people out

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