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This Woman Lost 105 Pounds on Weight Watchers: See the Before-and-After Pics

Here’s your Friday #fitspo! When Zumba instructor Jamie Bell weighed 269 pounds, she worried what clients would think of her appearance. “I felt like I wasn’t setting a good example because I wasn’t anywhere near a healthy weight,” the 34-year-old from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, tells Us Weekly. “I just wasn’t comfortable in my skin anymore. I was just ready to do something.” (Watch our video above to hear Bell tell her story.)

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So in February 2015, the mom of Benton, 5, Whitley, 3, and Amelia, 16 months, made the life-changing decision to join Weight Watchers. In just over a year, the soft-spoken blonde has lost an astounding 105 pounds off her 5-foot-8 frame and now wears a size 8. 

Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell’s before-and-after photos.

“I had my kids at the zoo a couple of months ago, and I stopped to talk to a lady that used to go to our church, and I could tell she absolutely had no idea who I was,” says Bell. “So I had to explain and she was like, ‘Oh my goodness!’”

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Not only is Bell unrecognizable, but she feels like a whole new person. “My son and I just ran a 5K mud run obstacle course a few weeks ago, which was the coolest thing to get to do with him,” she raves. “We were scaling walls!”

Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell

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Though Bell regularly attends weekly in-person meetings, she’s become a sort of celebrity on Connect, a social network on the Weight Watchers app, where users share tips and post photos. “I think it’s inspirational for people to see someone like me, who is a mom and busy, come so far,” she tells Us. “I think that helps motivate them and gives them the hope that they can do the same thing.”