Woman documents amazing 9 stone weight loss

Justine McCabe turned to food for comfort after her husband tragically took his own life

Why This Woman Lost 124-Pounds Within a Year Of Husband Taking His Own Life

A woman who lost almost nine stone in 12 months has shared her amazing body transformation in a series of Instagram selfies.

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Justine McCabe, who weighed 22 stone at her heaviest, turned to food for comfort after her husband sadly took his own life last year.

Determined to get in shape for the sake of her mental health, she drastically changed her diet and exercise regime – and decided to document her weight loss journey online.

Posting on Instagram, she said: "The person you see reflecting in the mirror will provide you with the biggest challenges in life.

"The human spirit is powerful. Do the work. Suffer the setbacks, push past the pain and excuses. True motivation is not an outside source. It's staring directly back at you.

"There is nothing you cannot be, do or have. Live with no regrets and don't ever give up. This is what drives me. My motivation."

After losing 124 pounds, Justine looks like a different woman - and is a real inspiration.