Cyndy Barnes

11 OF 42

Age: 38
Pounds Lost: 50

Weight-Loss Tip: “I weigh myself on Sundays and track it in my planner. It helps motivate me—I don’t want to write a larger number than the week before!”

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Dacia Mickens

12 OF 42

Age: 30
Pounds Lost: 45

Weight-Loss Tip: “I subscribe to e-newsletters from Jillian Michaels and Ellie Krieger. They give me ideas for freshening up my workouts and experimenting with new dishes in the kitchen.”

Read the rest of her story here.


Dana Bland

13 OF 42

Age: 40
Pounds Lost: 190

Weight-Loss Tip: “When dining out, I always ask if the chef can make my meal without butter or oil. Even healthy-sounding dishes can be bathed in grease.”

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Diane Carbonell

14 OF 42

Age: 44
Pounds Lost: 159

Weight-Loss Tip: “If I’m at a party and I’m tempted by a bunch of delicious-looking treats, I don’t try all of them. Instead, I take a nibble of one, rate it, and finish it only if it scores a 10.”

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Eileen Kraeger

15 OF 42

Age: 41
Pounds Lost: 98

Weight-Loss Tip: “If I don’t feel like exercising, I call up one of my gym buddies and tell her why I’m not going to work out. She always helps me overcome my excuse.”


Elizabeth Byrd

16 OF 42

Age: 31
Pounds Lost: 40

Weight-Loss Tip: “On Sundays I buy a big party platter of precut veggies. Every morning I take a huge handful to work as a snack. It’s so easy!”

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Fallon Franklin

17 OF 42

Age: 29
Pounds Lost: 72

Weight-Loss Tip: “When my son was a newborn, I would hold him against my chest as I did crunches on a stability ball. It not only added resistance to my abs workout, it also kept him from fussing!”


Gina Bardin

18 OF 42

Age: 38
Pounds Lost: 76

Weight-Loss Tip: “When things don’t go my way, my reaction is to turn to food. But I’ve learned to call a friend and vent instead of immediately heading to the fridge.”


Heather Craig

19 OF 42

Age: 28
Pounds Lost: 85

Weight-Loss Tip: “Every morning I decide when I can fit in exercise—even if it’s just running up and down my stairs and doing crunches.”

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Heidi Axelrod

20 OF 42

Age: 42
Pounds Lost: 50

Weight-Loss Tip: “Every Sunday I write down what I’m going to eat in my food journal. It makes grocery shopping easier and lets me pencil in ‘cheats,’ like a piece of cake when I know I’ll be attending a birthday party.”

Read the rest of her story here.

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