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"I Dropped 30 Pounds in My Home Gym!"

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Eliana Martinez - Before
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Eliana, pictured at her
heaviest weight -- 170 pounds.

Eliana's Healthy Eating Plan

The Diet: Breakfast is cottage cheese with fresh fruit. Lunch: grilled chicken salad with low-fat dressing. Dinner: turkey meatballs with brown rice and steamed green beans. Snacks: fig or peanut butter snack bars and skim milk.

The Workout: Eliana alternates 30 minutes of cardio (jumping rope or walking briskly on the treadmill) with 30 minutes of strength training six days a week.

Biggest Temptation: Her grandmother's high-calorie Panamanian cooking. "I make sure I go to visit her on Saturdays -- my cheat day -- to get my fried-plantain fix!"

What She Couldn't Wait to Wear: Low-cut jeans. "I avoided formfitting pants for years. Now I can wear them without being embarrassed by my belly!"


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mandrepheklund wrote:

I love this success story. There is something to be said for reaching that 25-30 lbs goal. Especially being a parent and a stay-at-home mom. I read a similar story about losing 25 pounds from a busy father of triplets.

9/14/2014 01:28:57 PM Report Abuse
bruni.lruiz wrote:

I need to lose at least 30pds myself, but I am finding it so hard to get motivated. I lost 105lbs and have gained 20lbs in the last 6yrs. I know what I have to do for myself, but unable to mentally go full force with it. I try to read and research as much as possible on people that have changed their life with exercising, but lately it has not worked. PLEASE HELP

1/9/2014 05:34:58 PM Report Abuse
ruth_toyoshima wrote:

Love this story, very inspirational. My husband and I are childless, but started gainging weight Now we are both trying to lose 10kg to have more energy and look after our health. Will try sports aswell as usual workout, thanks!

10/8/2012 07:37:38 PM Report Abuse
janikasteyn wrote:

wow this is inspiring i am 15 turning 16 and i need to lose 35 pounds i weigh 165 and i want to be 130 this is inspiring and it will help me i already stared 2 weeks ago!

1/8/2012 01:33:56 PM Report Abuse
irions4 wrote:

Inspiring and good to know that losing the weight took time. Thank you!

11/7/2011 02:31:09 PM Report Abuse

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