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"I Cut Portions and Dropped the Baby Weight"

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Dawn Scrutchins - After
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Dawn Scrutchins, now
svelte at a healthy 135

Dawn's Weight-Loss Plan

The Diet: Breakfast is hard-boiled egg whites and oatmeal. At lunch, Dawn has roast chicken and a salad. For dinner, she eats pork chops, brown rice, and green beans. Dawn snacks on prunes, yogurt, and nuts.

The Workout: Fifty minutes of cardio, usually walking or running, and 30 minutes of strength training or Pilates at home five days a week.

Biggest Temptation: Anything her mom bakes. "I especially love her amazing chocolate cake. It would be impossible for me to give it up, so I eat it on special occasions."

What She Couldn't Wait to Wear: A fitted black jumpsuit. "It hugs every curve. I never would have worn something so clingy when I was heavy, but I love the way it looks on me now!"

Originally published in Fitness magazine, March 2006.


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cboykin77786 wrote:

Congratulations Dawn! Way to go Girl! You look great. I am 40 years old. I was blessed when I had my baby. I exercised and went from 165 pounds to 125 pounds within 3 weeks when I was 25 years old. Sweets are my downfall as well. I started in May 2014 cutting carbs (at 160 pounds) and I have lost 11 pounds. 135 pounds is my goal weigh and I am 5'3. Thanks for sharing your story!! tina92

7/21/2014 11:12:59 AM Report Abuse
xane146 wrote:

Quite inspiring. Congratulations to her. Dawn went from 170 to 135. After my second child I ultimately went from 135 to 170 in what now seems like a nanosecond. Before both children I was 125. So I need to at least be at exactly where she's at. And I am going to do it! Already lost 10 lbs...and counting....

8/29/2011 07:23:34 PM Report Abuse
spoilrottenarie wrote:

She looks great and she has inspired me to loose my baby weight even faster. Before my child was born I was a size 6 and 140 lbs. Now I am a size 8 and 168 lbs, this is disheartening and this story has made me realize that anything is possible. Phil 4:13

3/23/2011 12:58:28 PM Report Abuse
mimikoi wrote:

Even though I'm only 18 and never had a child, I'm 10lbs over her starting weight....This story just motivated me :)

10/27/2010 12:37:55 PM Report Abuse
prudy9 wrote:

Congratulations, Dawn! You look terrific!

10/25/2010 02:43:42 PM Report Abuse

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