This woman went from 280 to 140 pounds + we gave her a smoking-hot makeover to celebrate

Every new year comes, and so many of us make a promise to ourselves to get in the best, healthiest shape possible.

But, as even Rachael notes, it ain't always so easy keeping those New Year's resolutions!

Nevertheless, some people really do keep to them, and this inspiring woman is one of them:

Say hello to Ashleigh from North Dakota!

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One of our most inspiring makeover subjects to date, Ashleigh didn't just shape up — she lost HALF of her body weight.

We're talking from about 280 and down almost 145 pounds.

Incredible, right?!

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Most notable celebrity weight loss transformations

John Goodman - 1991

Cheerful John Goodman in a scene from the film 'Barton Fink', 1991. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)

John Goodman - 2015

John Goodman attends the 'Trumbo' Accenture Gala during the BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

Khloe Kardashian - 2007

Khloe Kardashian at the 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' premiere party on October 9, 2007 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage) 

Khloe Kardashian - 2015

Khloe Kardashian appears At ULTA Beauty's West Hills Store To Promote Kardashian Beauty Hair Care And Styling Line at ULTA Beauty on April 2, 2015 in West Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Jennifer Hudson - 2010

Jennifer Hudson during 'A Fine Romance' Gala Benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Fund - Arrivals at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Jennifer Hudson - 2015

SingerJennifer Hudson attends the Marchesa fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at St. Regis Hotel on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)

Jonah Hill - 2006

Jonah Hill during Universal Pictures Presents the World Premiere of 'Miami Vice' at Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage)

Jonah Hill - 2012

Actor Jonah Hill attends the premiere of 'The Watch' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 23, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Kelly Osbourne - 2002

Kelly Osbourne, daughter of rocker Ozzy Osbourne at St Martin's Lane Hotel, London, August 21, 2002. Kelly, along with brother Jack, mother Sharon and father Ozzy, are the stars of their own reality television show, 'The Osbournes'. (Photo by Gareth Davies/Getty Images)

Kelly Osbourne - 2015

Special guest Kelly Osbourne celebrates the opening of the new Cost Plus World Market Chelsea, New York store on August 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for World Market)

Chaz Bono - 2010

Chaz Bono arrives at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards held at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on April 17, 2010 in Century City, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Chaz Bono - 2015

Chaz Bono visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on July 28, 2015 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Chris Pratt - 2013

PARKS AND RECREATION -- 'Soda Tax' Episode 502 -- Pictured: (l-r) Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford, Rob Lowe as Chris Traeger, Chris Pratt as Andy -- (Photo by: Danny Feld/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Chris Pratt - 2017

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Chris Pratt seen leaving the Global Radio Studios and posing for selfies with fans on April 25, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)


And yet, she had the same problem so many people who drop a huge amount of weight do — she had no clue how to dress her fabulous new body.

"I still keep grabbing things off the racks that are a few sizes bigger than I actually am," says Ashleigh. 

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As a self-proclaimed tomboy, the mom says she'd just like to see herself in something "a little bit more classy." "I'm not really flashy," she says, "but classy with some cool accessories would be fun."

That's where our good friend Gretta Monahan and style guru came in. Gretta took Ashleigh on the shopping adventure of a lifetime, and trust, when the ladies made it back to the studio, it was with one heck of a goddess dress in tow!

And then, we surprised her with something else: a spot in People's special Half Their Size issue (a favorite of Ashleigh's), complete with an interview and a photo shoot!

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Ashleigh's reaction? "I'm from North Dakota — this doesn't happen!"

It sure does, lady.

Watch the video above to see Ashleigh's stunning and emotional reveal — and a peek at the start of her People shoot.

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