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I also figured out that I like the Turboshake much better when I have blended it with the ice and water instead of just shaking it. One was even the director of "Be Fit" for our state and found out that exercise alone does not a slender person make! The only way to know if you'll succeed on a different program is to try it. I exercise 6 days out of the week so I hope weight watchers will help! She stopped turning to carbs for comfort and worked out daily to shed 85 pounds.
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After an injury sidelined this college volleyball star, she gained more than 40 pounds. But after going on Nutrisystem, Lori got her energy back and has now completed several triathlons.
Started biking, first just a few blocks at a time, eventually building up to longer rides. Sydney also started eating more vegetables and lean protein instead of pizza, and eventually lost pounds! Traded candy bars, fast food, and soda for veggies, and started jogging and kickboxing. Started a weight-loss blog and posted photos in a bikini every week to track her progress, upped her exercise, and adopted our CarbLovers Diet plan.
Falls Church, Virginia Now: Joined Weight Watchers and started biking. Cut calories and started exercising, rewarding herself along the way with a new handbag or workout gear for reaching mini targets, like walking 15 minutes each day. Started walking and then running! Signed up for a Lisa has since walked a full marathon! Cut back on calories.
Ashli switched to ordering kids' meals at the fast-food restaurants she loves and ate only a serving of her favorite snacks, so she could still enjoy her favorite foods. She also started exercising, and ran a 5K for the first time. Started exercising and using Nutrisystem to help her eat at regular meal times. Julia lost 38 pounds right off the bat, and then upped her exercise routine, finishing her first marathon 93 pounds lighter.
After gaining 70 pounds as a result of kicking her smoking habit, Heather adhered to a simple plan. She could eat whatever she wanted as long as she stayed around 2, calories a day.
She cut that to 1, calories a day, started cycling, and lost 75 pounds! Started going to boot camp five mornings a week, and was motivated to stick with it thanks to the camaraderie.
She also kept a food journal, swapping chips for veggies along the way, and dropped pounds in just under a year. Briarwood, New York Now: Starting cooking healthy meals and using a scale and food journal to track everything she ate. Carmen also started walking, and two months later she was logging 10, steps a day. Inspired by watching the Ironman World Championship on TV Kim started exercising, working up to minutes, five days a week.
She ate small meals five times a day and eventually shed 60 lbs. Then, along with her husband, she scaled 19, feet of Mt. Kilimanjaro, something she said she never could have done if she hadn't lost the weight. Tried new routines at the gym like spinning, weight lifting, yoga, and cycling, and learned how to make healthier choices at restaurants.
After a series of illnesses, Katherine's weight shot up by 20 pounds, but she picked up walking and running and even ran her first 5K! After struggling to lose the baby weight after her second pregnancy, Alisha started following the Nutrisystem eating plan and joined a gym. Today she takes spinning classes and runs with her husband and says she feels stronger than ever! New York City Now: Adopted our CarbLovers Diet plan, and upped her cardio to five or six workouts a week, plus two or three strength training sessions.
Ashley bought a cheap treadmill and worked out at home until she felt comfortable enough to join a gym. She cut back on fast food and ate small meals throughout the day.
She also kept a blog to track her weight loss. Now she's less than half her size! Jersey City, New Jersey Now: Stopped drinking alcohol, adopted The South Beach Diet plan, and started walking everywhere. Cut out alcohol, ice cream, and excess sugar, and started eating more fresh veggies.
Lisa also started walking and built up to running and watched 60 pounds melt away in eight months. Melissa her friends held their own Biggest Loser-style weight loss contest, and she won! She worked out on an elliptical four days a week and did two weight-training sessions a week, while tracking calories and using meal ideas from Jillian Michaels.
This mom of two laced up her running shoes and slowly but surely ran her way to a healthier weight. Jenny Craig also helped regiment her eating.
Mitchie de Leon Age: Long Beach, California Now: After learning what a portion size really looks like, she cut back on restaurant meals and started eating six small meals a day.
Mitchie also conquered her fear of the gym and began exercising, first on the treadmill and then advanced to classes like spinning, boxing, and Tahitian dancing. She even became a trainer at the gym that helped her lose weight. It feels like a lifetime ago.
If I can lose lbs. Rachel Saintfort had never let her weight be a source of stress. However, she continued to gradually gain weight and reached her highest, lbs.
Saintfort decided to try dieting, but nothing stuck. Then, in January , she got a wake up call. The case manager, 32, decided to cut out fast food and soda and started doing daily 3-mile walks around the lake in her town. She also started documenting her weight loss journey on her Instagram account, MsLbs , and set a goal to drop lbs.
Less than 12 months later, she reached her goal. As for life as an in-demand model and social media influencer: The Wisconsin native also struggled with health issues. In her early teens she was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome PCOS and sleep apnea.
Now down 84 lbs. As for her best advice to those struggling with their weight: Growing up, Kathleen Golding had always been overweight. She finally decided to make a change and turned to gastric bypass surgery, which she underwent in June Now, Golding says she is finally at peace with her body. After a family hiking excursion proved too taxing for his lb. It was a hard-hitting moment.
He entered a transformation challenge for motivation. Peterson, now lbs. Her real turning point, though, was when she realized she could no longer fit in the desks at her college, and had to put her education on hold. She also began working out slowly, with short walks and swims. I can work anywhere. With a diet of six to eight chocolate bars a day, fried chicken and macaroni and cheese, Perdue was lbs.
Perdue signed up for Optavia, a packaged meal plan, and learned how to eat balanced meals of a protein and three servings of vegetables.
That along with minute walks helped her lose lbs. I still remember the day that the switch flipped for me — July 19, — and I decided I was done living like this. The Medina, Ohio, resident says until that point she was drinking five or more cans of soda a day, eating large quantities of food and stopping at the drive-thru daily. Spurred into action, Rachow says she started small, first cutting out soda and only eating food she cooked at home.
After I had lost lbs. I became fascinated by fitness and seeing what new things I could accomplish with my body. I do things that I never dreamed were possible like running races, lifting heavy weights, and completing a sprint triathlon.
A few weeks after his father-in-law was admitted to the hospital, Bauler, who weighed lbs. He first focused on exercising and eventually made changes to his diet, sticking to 1, calories a day and smaller portion sizes for one year.
Now the year-old runs everyday and has completed endurance competitions like Ironman and Ragnar. I like to join training groups and training clubs because of the friendships and accountability it creates. It would be easy for me to blow off a mile run at 5: After reaching her highest weight of lbs.
Powell was overweight as a child, eating a diet full of processed foods and little water and vegetables. In college, Powell says she dramatically gained more weight.
Powell joined her local YMCA, gradually increasing her workouts until she was going 4 to 5 days a week for 60 to 90 minutes. She also changed her eating habits, replacing sugary sweets with fresh fruit and vegetables. Within the first six months she lost lbs. Cloutier, 36, always felt like an outsider growing up. She weighed lbs. After her first pregnancy with her daughter in , Cloutier hit lbs. As she worked to get back into a postpartum fitness routine, Cloutier discovered Zumba, and fell in love with group fitness classes.
Three weeks after her first class, she became a certified trainer, and started teaching classes. By , the demand had gotten so large that she opened her own fitness studio, and now runs it along with her full-time job. Between her severe anxiety, depression and her weight — lbs.
Then at age 26, Bolden was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, and learned she would have trouble conceiving a child. And just a few years later, in Feb. Bolden started tracking everything she ate on MyFitnessPal, and took up swimming, hiking and weightlifting. After three and a half years, she lost lbs. She also started a fitness blog and Instagram , and even won a bodybuilding competition.
She went from lbs. When her son was six months-old, the Richmond, Georgia resident became pregnant with her daughter and gained even more weight. I had trouble catching my breath; I had hip issues and a lot of body aches. That excuse is now my motivation for everything I do. Weighing in at lbs. Gause was ready to make a change, and he immediately joined Live in Fitness, a residential weight loss community.
There, he completely revamped his diet plan to focus on lean proteins and vegetables, and started exercising. In , Samantha Call lost her father to heart disease. He was 48 years-old and struggled with obsesity.
In early , Call found success with Atkins. And after a year and a half got down to lbs. Call has maintained her weight loss for about seven years. Now, she cooks healthy meals at home vegetables home with her fiancé and devotes an hour before work to exercise.
Says the Callis, Maine resident: Jason Cohen always struggled with his weight. At his highest, he hit nearly lbs. A big motivator to help him acheive and maintain his lbs. At over lbs. She also continues to share her weight loss journey on Instagram. Along with her husband Myron, Hyman has now lost over lbs. Hyman, who works out with a trainer 3 to 4 times per week, is now a finalist in her sixth Isabody Challenge. Although she was happy and confident in her body, Jovana Borojevic was shocked when she finally stepped on a scale.
The digital marketing strategist, now 24, immediately cut out starchy carbs, refined foods, sugar and most packaged food. In a month she dropped almost 20 lbs. Allie Ruby was determined to lose weight — and get her long-desired six-pack — after her poor college eating habits left her at lbs.
She started weightlifting, which kept her in amazing shape but pushed her weight up again, this time with muscle instead of fat. Seeing the numbers creep back up the scale caused self-doubt. Jobity was always fit growing up, but when she was mistreated in a relationship, she turned to food to cope. I just kind of tuned out of the world, and food became my everything.
By , Jobity had hit her highest weight of lbs. Jobity decided to get healthy — mentally and physically. She started taking boot camp classes and sought counseling to deal with her emotional issues.
What She Eats Now: Jobity cut out fried food and soda and eats a diet focused on fruits, vegetables and lean protein. Her Best Weight Loss Tip: The mind is a powerful thing through the weight loss journey, more than anything else. A lot of weight loss is mental. Teeter had struggled with her weight her whole life, and found herself weighing over lbs.
She began keeping a food diary and joined a gym. Teeter made healthy swaps for junk food and keeps track of her macronutrient intake.
The Spokane, Washington-based health and weight loss strategy coach stays active with running, hiking and gym sessions. After having her second child, she knew she wanted to make a change. I wanted to experience new things and felt my size was holding me back. Kavanagh decided she did not want to undergo weight loss surgery after seeing relatives who ended up gaining their weight back. Instead, she focused on finding workouts she actually enjoyed and tracking what she ate.
For years, Helen Costa-Giles had no real motivation to lose some of her lb. But in , her yearly checkup took a somber turn when the mom of two learned that she was on track to develop chronic health problems because of her size. Determined, she immediately threw out all processed and preservative-filled foods, and started eating a clean diet. In just six months, with no exercise, she dropped close to 90 lbs.
Costa-Giles then added weightlifting to her days, and fell in love. I kind of got obsessed because for the first time in my life, my body was actually doing what I asked it to do. Costa-Giles now runs free exercise classes in her hometown of San Antonio at 4 a. Dustin LaJaunie has come along way from the lbs. The group is a safe place for people to share their stories and struggles and to motivate one another to lose the weight. Eating plan-based and running alongside his brother, Dustin compares the Missing Chins to the trips he and his brother used to take when going hunting.
My mum had a stroke very young, and it scared us as a family. Byrne credits doing at-home Jillian Michaels workouts and decreasing her portion sizes with helping her drop 70 lbs.
Byrne counts calories and makes sure she eats three healthy meals each day. She continues to do Jillian Michaels workouts every morning at 5 a. The office worker weighed lbs. After complications from her c-section left her depressed, Greenslit, now 27, started walking and doing Pilates and yoga to help lift her mood. If she goes out, she orders a chicken salad instead of her former go-to order of a cheeseburger and French fries. McGee began gaining weight when she got into an unhealthy relationship and stopped spending time with friends or going to the gym.