Isabel Wolfe

21 OF 42

Age: 32
Pounds Lost: 38

Weight-Loss Tip: “To avoid boredom and challenge different muscle groups, I like to look at the gym schedule and pick a class I’ve never tried before.”

Read the rest of her story here.

Jennifer Muirhead

22 OF 42

Pounds Lost: 84

Weight-Loss Tip: “To learn about serving sizes, I bought prepackaged frozen entrées. Then, when I cooked my own meals, I made the same amounts.”

Read the rest of her story here.


Johnna Stephenson

23 OF 42

Age: 40
Pounds Lost: 63

Weight-Loss Tip: “I keep workout clothes in my car and go directly to the gym after work. If I stop at home, I won’t want to head back out the door.”

Read the rest of her story here.


Kristen Jewell

24 OF 42

Age: 26
Pounds Lost: 63

Weight-Loss Tip: “I keep a photo of myself at my heaviest on my bulletin board at work. Seeing it helps me say no to an offer to grab fast food.”


Kristen Marie Denick

25 OF 42

Age: 30
Pounds Lost: 35

Weight-Loss Tip: “I reload my iPod every week. If I have fresh music, I feel like I can run forever.”


Laura Joy Sonido

26 OF 42

Age: 28
Pounds Lost: 120

Weight-Loss Tip: “When my work schedule’s super hectic, I’ll pop in a quickie yoga DVD as soon as I get home. Exercising for even 10 minutes keeps me from feeling like I’ve fallen off the bandwagon.”

Read the rest of her story here.

Lori Kimble

27 OF 42

Age: 41
Pounds Lost: 105

Weight-Loss Tip: “I cook a pot of brown rice on Sundays. During the week, I know I can just mix it with veggies and chicken for a quick meal.”

Read the rest of her story here.


Meghann Anderson

28 OF 42

Age: 25
Pounds Lost: 28

Weight-Loss Tip: “If I’m out with friends and don’t want to drink, I order a club soda with lime. It looks just like a vodka tonic but doesn’t pack nearly as many calories.”

Read the rest of her story here.


Michelle Arellano

29 OF 42

Age: 40
Pounds Lost: 82

Weight-Loss Tip: “I plateaued after losing those first 15 pounds. But going on and connecting with other women who were facing the same struggles as I was helped me move forward.”

Read the rest of her story here.


Missy Engel

30 OF 42

Age: 24
Pounds Lost: 35

Weight-Loss Tip: “I take photos of everything I eat for my blog, Posting pictures of all my meals and snacks keeps me accountable.”

Read the rest of her story here.


Mitchie Sarmiento

31 OF 42

Age: 31
Pounds Lost: 75

Weight-Loss Tip: “Eating five to six small meals—like cottage cheese with blueberries, and grilled fish with quinoa and steamed broccoli—seemed like so much food, but it worked out to fewer calories.”

Olivia DeLuca

32 OF 42

Age: 29
Pounds Lost: 55

Weight-Loss Tip: “I wanted to explore my new city,” she says. “I began running, riding my bike, and swimming at nearby pools.”


Roseann Dashkowitz

33 OF 42

Age: 49
Pounds Lost: 87

Weight-Loss Tip: “Occasionally I sign up for a local 10K. I’m as slow as they come, but just knowing I have a race on the horizon pushes me to fit in a little more walking throughout the week.”


Sandrelle Aguirre

34 OF 42

Age: 39
Pounds Lost: 77

Weight-Loss Tip: “Every day I ask myself, ‘What’s my motivation?’ Remembering why you want to lose weight makes all the hard work seem worthwhile while you’re waiting for results.”

Read the rest of her story here.


Sheila Trapp

35 OF 42

Age: 44
Pounds Lost: 25

Weight-Loss Tip: “If we’re having pizza or tacos, I’ll sometimes put my toppings over a bed of greens instead of on a crust or in a tortilla. It’s an easy way for me to cut calories without having to cook two separate dinners.”


Shelly Criswell

36 OF 42

Age: 36
Pounds Lost: 85

Weight-Loss Tip: “I don’t deny myself anything, but I do try to get the most out of my calorie budget. So if it’s between a huge egg white omelet or a small blueberry muffin, I’ll usually pick the omelet.”


Sonya Moste

37 OF 42

Age: 43
Pounds Lost: 48

Weight-Loss Tip: “If I’m going to a party or out to dinner, I eat an apple or a handful of almonds first so I’m not ravenous when I show up.”

Read the rest of her story here.

Stefani Aliberti

38 OF 42

Age: 39
Pounds Lost: 48

Weight-Loss Tip: “I never had much success slimming down alone, so I decided to try it as part of a group.” Stefani joined a gym near her office and began exercising with her co-workers during lunch and after work.

Tammy Stewart

39 OF 42

Age: 34
Pounds Lost: 45

Weight-Loss Tip: “I joined a gym with a designated women’s weight area, which I really like. I don’t feel so self-conscious trying out a new move.”

Terri Beach

40 OF 42

Age: 50
Pounds Lost: 50

Weight-Loss Tip: “I used to pick on fruit, yogurt, and crackers for lunch, but I’d snack all afternoon,” she says. “I started bringing brown rice, chicken, spinach, and beans to work, which kept me full longer.”

Tracy Johnson

41 OF 42

Age: 27
Pounds Lost: 40

Weight-Loss Tip: “Someone once told me that you should never do anything today that you can’t do for the rest of your life. So I didn’t starve myself or work out for three hours at a clip because I knew I couldn’t sustain that for very long.”

Read the rest of her story here.


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