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Woman Lost Half Her Body Weight to Pursue a Dream and Now Looks Great

Rebelander Basilan
Jun 13, 2021
09:00 A.M.
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Carli Jay, who was 280 pounds, did everything she could to lose half of her body weight to reach her dream. It's amazing how impressive she looks now after losing so much weight.


Having always dreamed of skydiving, Carli Jay, from Sydney, Australia, traveled to Dubai for her 28th birthday. Sadly, when she arrived there, Carli was told she was overweight. At her heaviest, she was 280 pounds.

According to Carli, she consumed between 4,000 and 5,000 calories a day. One morning, she said she woke up feeling paralyzed on the entire right side of her body. That was a turning point in her life.

Carli Jay during a recent interview. | Photo: YouTube/Truly


"I was like, Carli, that's it! Get up out of bed and move your body," she said. Within two years, Carli lost 140 pounds — half her body weight. Finally, she was able to realize her dream of skydiving in Dubai.

In 2019, Carli published a book entitled "Half The Size, Twice The Life," which explains her weight loss journey and her recommendations other people can use. Her YouTube channel also features workout videos.

Carli Jay skydiving in Dubai. | Photo: YouTube/Truly


When Carli was weight-loss motivated, she also gave up smoking and drinking. She worked out every morning, mixing weight training with cardio, and enjoyed some outdoor activities on weekends.

Her health declined after moving to the UK in 2010 from Australia, where she switched to a desk-based office job.


Carli usually drank water, ate yogurt or eggs for breakfast, a big salad with protein for lunch, and ate less in the evening, except for occasional treats since she learned what triggers her.

By February 2016, Carli had lost half of her body weight, or 63.5 kilograms, in exactly two years. The right mentality has enabled her to achieve this, according to her.


An interview with Carli published in 2016 recounts the frightening encounter she had in February 2014 when she awoke one morning to discover that most of her right side was numb.

"At that time, I was verging on a size 26, and because I was so big, my bulk had cut off my circulation," she said. "I had pins and needles all the way down my side, and I couldn't feel my hip."


Carli's whole childhood was defined by her large size amidst a class full of smaller girls, yet she enjoyed playing netball, participating in rowing competitions, and walking in the country.

Sadly, her health declined after moving to the UK in 2010 from Australia, where she switched to a desk-based office job. After working 60-hour weeks, she hardly had time to consider her food intake.

In related news, Amy Slaton doesn't hesitate to showcase her fitness progress on social media. The "1000-lb Sisters" star has posted photos of herself in swimsuits to show off her weight loss.


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