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I Did It! 18 Weight-Loss Success Stories

Meet FITNESS readers who lost weight and changed their lives. Get motivated and inspired so you can be a success story too!
Amberlea Bashore before I've Kept It Off for 10 Years!

Amberlea Bashore 36, office manager, Saint Johns, Michigan
LOST: 85 pounds in nine months (I've kept it off for 10 years!)
FAVORITE HEALTHY SNACK: Mini rice cakes are my go-to when I get hungry at work. After exercising, I whip up a smoothie with fruit and fat-free milk.

Amberlea Bashore after

FAVORITE WORKOUT: Cycling and running. I enjoy being outdoors on a 15-mile ride and the challenge of climbing hills. It's intense and works all your muscles
FIT TIP: I have old pictures of myself around the house; seeing how far I've come drives me to keep at it.

Originally published on Fitnessmagazine.com, September 2010.