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Fitness

"I Lost Weight -- and Gained So Much Energy!"

In dire need of a motivation makeover, Weng Funn Chen, 36, boosted her confidence with a FITNESS intervention.
Weng after her fitness makeover Weng's Success Story

My Goal

It didn't take long after meeting my husband for my weight to start inching past my skinniest-ever 130 pounds. It's probably a familiar story: I began eating like him. We would share two appetizers and three entrees on dinner dates. And after we got married, there was the baby boom. I had three kids within six years. It all added up to my putting on more than 40 pounds during the past decade. But as bad as not fitting into my clothes felt, my real problem was that I had barely enough energy to get through the day. During the few precious hours of babysitting I had in the morning, I squeezed in my housework and errands before my older two children got back from school. I felt too strapped for time to exercise while they were gone and too guilty to do it when they were home. What I really needed was a motivational push in the right direction.

My Moment of Success

I made a start by stealing power walks here and there in my New York City neighborhood, but the results really took off when FITNESS set me up with a trainer and a dietitian, who gave me a targeted plan. Eleven months later I'm not only back to the 130-pound dream weight I thought I would never see again but also in better shape than before. You can't beat the feeling of sprinting to the bus stop, especially in your skinny jeans!

Weng's Progress by the Numbers

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  Before Now
Weight 150 lbs 131 lbs
Height 5'5" 5'5"
Chest 40" 35"
Waist 39" 29"
Hips 40" 36"
Body Fat 28% 23%

Untitled Document
  Before Now
Weight 150 lb 131 lb
Height 5'5" 5'5"
Chest 40" 35"
Waist 39" 29"
Hips 40" 36"
Body Fat 28% 23%
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