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Ever since her first appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show 18 years ago, Stacey has inspired viewers across the country.

Anette: When I heard Stacey's story it was like my own story was being read out loud. At my highest weight I was 516 pounds. I could relate to so many things that she was saying. When I saw the show, I was struggling to lose weight and then I saw her before and after picture and I thought, "You've got to keep going. You have to have a before and after picture just like that." I'm on my way now and so far I've lost over 100 pounds.

Sarah: I first saw Stacey Halprin on your show several years ago. After seeing she could barely clean herself up using the restroom, I vowed to myself that I would never let my weight get that high, but I was in denial. I was quickly approaching my highest weight of 502 pounds, and I could only weigh myself at a junkyard. In April, 2003, I had gastric bypass surgery and have since lost almost 200 pounds. Seeing Stacey's transformation on your show gives me hope that I, too, will be able to reach my goals.

Kim: When you told your story on Oprah, it touched the very depths of my heart. I remember seeing you so long ago and thinking that that was me. The day I saw you on the show, I finally found someone who understood how I was feeling. Because of you, I have lost 120 pounds. Thank you for changing my life."

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FROM: How Much Weight Has Kirstie Alley Lost?
Published on May 16, 2005