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She Lost Over 100 Pounds Thanks To Instagram!

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Morgan Bartley is down over 100 lbs. And she has Instagram to thank!

After suffering some medical problems at a young age — she lost an ovary due to ovarian torsion at just 12 years old — Morgan began gaining weight rapidly, eventually reaching 286 lbs by 18.

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But that peak weight was rock bottom for Bartley, who tells People it was time for a change:

"I realized, ‘There's so many things that I want to do in my life, and I'll be damned if my weight is the thing that prevents me.'"

Morgan began a weight loss regimen that included a strict low-carb diet and exercise with a personal trainer. To keep herself honest, Morgan charted her entire journey in the public eye in an Instagram account called @MorganLosing — and it's the only reason she's winning her battle!

She explains:

"If everyone knew I was trying to lose weight, I'd feel accountable."

She now has a lot of fans keeping her accountable — but more importantly a lot of voices cheering her on; over the two years she's had the account, Morgan has amassed over 150,000 followers!

"At times the support I've received has been the only thing that's kept me going."

Along the way, Morgan also got two surgeries, a vertical-sleeve gastrectomy to reduce her stomach size and a procedure to remove excess skin. She's planning a full body lift once she hits her goal weight of 145 lbs.

So how close is she? Her last posted weight was down at 175 lbs!

Get it, gurl!

If you want to follow Morgan to see how she's doing, check out some of her inspiring posts (below)!

Cha cha chaaaaaangesssssss💃🏼 286lbs 👉🏼 175lbs • This definitely isn't my best before and during pic, butttt I'm new to bikinis and feel hella 🔥 so yeah.. • Also, I've had something on my mind lately that I think should be said.. There is no BEST way to lose weight, and HEALTH looks different for each individual and their body. People are so quick to voice judgement on those of us who share our journeys online. Don't get me wrong, advice and constructive information are great, but hateful judgement is just ignorant in my opinion. People are different, bodies are different. A person attempting to better their health in the best way they know how, knowing what THEIR body needs, should not be ridiculed for the way they go about transforming. Harmful behaviors that cause weight loss are a completely separate topic that of course aren't okay in any way, but that's beside what I'm trying to get across. My point is basically just to not let other people's opinions dictate the way you live, in your health and in everything else. . I could very easily be discouraged by people's judgement on my having had weight loss surgery, or the nit picky critique on the foods I post about eating. But at the end of the day, I do what I have to do for ME, and so far I'm happy with where it's gotten me. • Educate yourself, commit, and do whachu gotta do boooo👌🏼✨ #teamlosingA post shared by Morgan Bartley (@morganlosing) on May 24, 2017 at 2:28pm PDT

#TeamLosingDietBet starts TODAY y'all 🏁✨💪🏼💃🏼 Time to put in some werkkkkkk! Just drew our 2nd $100 winner and we're already almost at 500 players! Make sure to join while you still can! www.dietbet.com/teamlosing ——————————————– A bunch of peeps were asking how the whole thing works, so here it is! 👉🏼 Everyone puts $35 into the pot, and everyone who loses 4% of their body weight in the 4 weeks gets a share of the pot when the game ends💰 Basically, we get to lose weight and win money, but the best part is we get to do it TOGETHER and stay connected in the DietBet forum the whole time. Everyone shares recipes, workouts, encouragement etc. along the way and it's an awesome way to stay motivated💗 #TogetherEveryoneAchievesMore ——————————————– Alsooooo, same holiday, same hike, new life. #NewLifeWhoDisA post shared by Morgan Bartley (@morganlosing) on May 14, 2017 at 7:50pm PDT

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