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Reader Stories: How I Lost Weight


Updated March 29, 2010

Losing weight is something many of us struggle with, but there are plenty of people who manage to lose the weight and keep it off. Share your weight loss success story and tell us the valuable lessons you've learned.

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How Dee Lost 20 Pounds!

I designed a custom work out! Crossfit, aerobics and running! Also counting calories! I didn't use any pills or supplements I was trying to prove that you don't need anything but your mental strength…More

How Robanne Lost 150 Pounds

My story is not your typical diet and exercise weight loss story. I have battled eating disorders my entire life. I was an overweight kid, then anorexic and bulimic for a decade, then morbidly obese …More

How Katrina Lost 54 Pounds

I counted 1200 calories every day using the app version of myfitnesspal. I made no excuses for any holidays, trips, or going out to eat. I stuck with chains when going out to eat, so that I could loo…More

How Deborah Lost 78 Pounds

On January 5, 2012 I sat alone in a Harlem, NY doctors office crying in pain without them having a clue what to do for me or with me. I was in so much pain the nurses had to fan me to comfort me. Af…More

How Luci Lost 60 Pounds

I used Weight watchers for most of my weight loss then a book by Shelly Martin called slim for life. Both of these gave me the tools to stop over eating and exercise. At some point the WW program was…More

How Lesley Lost 10 Pounts and Kept If Off

Doing a 30 day challenge! It was easy and totally doable.. A few of my coworkers joined me and most of us that stuck to it were successful!Day 1 was the water challenge. a 16oz bottle every 2 hours. …More

How John Lost 40 Pounds

Joined a gym and only did light cardio for six weeks and lost 14 pounds, intensified my workouts with rowing for 30 minutes every day as the weight continued to come off. I included weights to help w…More

How Shelly Lost 10 Pounds

I ran for 30 min. every day. I also ate healthy and only drank water. I didn't eat any sweets, pastries, or fast food. I even started playing tennis and going to the gym. I lost my 10 pounds in 3 wee…More

How One Reader Lost Weight

I had regular breakfast, lunch and early dinner. Stopped all ice creams, chocolate and maintained 1200 calories for almost six months, and 20 to 30 mins of exercise. Stopped all the fried items. Actu…More

How Tonya Lost 112 Pounds

I didn't want a doctor to tell my that I was not healthy on February 15 2010. I got up that morning and started walking and I walk 7 days a week and on my days off I walk 2 times a day. I don't eat a…More

How Debra Lost 20 Pounds

I started on Weight Watchers around August. At first I fought it - then I slowly became so aware of my poor eating habits and choices. So now I eat ALOT of vegetables - all ones that I love. I eat fr…More

How One Reader Lost 40 Pounds

Power lifting and some cardio. I power lift three times a week. I try to incorporate some fun activity on my rest days: walking with the dog, swimming, biking. I have been doing my routing for over s…More

How Lawrence Lost 28 Pounds

I cut out the beer, bread, chocolates and takeaways. Now and again I have a treat and if I do overeat, I do a little extra exercise the next day. I reduced alcohol intake by at least 75% which has ma…More

How One Reader Lost 17 Pounds

1) Challenge your body. Alternate workouts: running, intervals, spinning, bootcamp classes, crossfit, yoga, pilates, free weights, stability ball, bosu, swimming laps, etc. I worked out on average 4-…More

How Melissa Lost 34 lbs

A friend started talking about this supplement on fb and sent me a free sample. I lost 4lbs in 2days. I was so excited! I started getting off the couch..weeding, hanging laundry on the line, Playing …More

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