© Daily Mail A woman who hit breaking point when the scales could no longer read her weight vowed to turn her life around, and in just one year she has shed more than half her body weight. 

Noelle Dawson, 38, was a competitive gymnast growing up, which inadvertently instilled a problematic relationship with binge eating. After she saw her weight creep up to 414 lbs, the mom of five vowed to gain control of her body again.

The Nashville, Tennessee-based woman has lost a staggering 234 lbs since adapting to the increasingly popular ketogenic diet and working out at her local gym. She recently made the decision to have surgery to target her excess skin. 

Noelle told BarcroftTV that growing up she was a gymnast who sometimes binge ate. The following day, her performance would suffer and she would be 'punished' by her strict coaches as a result.

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