Meet Cory Goodrich, a 48-year-old mother from Carol Stream, Ill., who lost 40 pounds on Nutrisystem!

Originally weighing in at 172 pounds, Cory says she was “avoiding life” and felt uncomfortable in her own skin—so she decided to make a lifestyle change to lose the extra weight!

“The best feeling is knowing that I’ve overcome something that has been a challenge for me my whole life,” she told Closer. “I feel like I can take on the world now.”

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