LOOK: Meet Two People Who Lost Half Their Size

Patty Pena, left and Carlos Romero are featured in People magazine’s annual “Half Their Size” edition which is out on newsstands on Dec. 23, 2014.

Patty Pena has been struggling with her weight since she was a little girl.

The 40-year-old administrator at Chicago Bulls College Prep, an inner-city charter school in Chicago, said when she was a child, her mother would have to buy her clothes in the women’s section of department stores.

She gained more weight and ended up weighing 252 pounds.

For Carlos Romero of Seattle, food was a source of comfort. His weight ballooned to 437 pounds.

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