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"Losing 65 Pounds Saved My Life"

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Michelle's Weight Loss Plan

Age: 22
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 145
Pounds Lost: 65
Years at Current Weight: 2

The Diet: For breakfast, Michelle has a bowl of whole-grain cereal and fruit. Lunch is a large salad with tuna. Dinner is stir-fried chicken with veggies.

The Workout: Michelle walks two to three miles daily. She also spends 45 minutes on the treadmill or the stationary bike three to five times a week and does one hour of weight training three times a week.

Stick-With-It Tip: Opt for low-fat cuisine that's loaded with flavor. "Healthy food doesn't have to taste boring. My favorite is string beans with garlic and soy sauce."

Biggest Temptation: Anything chocolate. "I curb cravings with a piece of mocha-flavored hard candy."

Best Complimment Since Losing Weight: When a deejay from a radio station doing a store promotion stopped her on the street because he thought she was beautiful. "We had a great conversation, and doubt I would have had the confidence to talk to him when was heavier."

What She Couldn't Wait to Wear: A size 9 Calvin Klein T-shirt dress. "It felt fantastic not to have to suck in my stomach or be embarrassed about showing my legs."

Originally published in Fitness magazine.


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bradleymelissa7 wrote:

Inspiring. I'm very proud of you. I've never been over weight until I went through a very difficult divorce and I ate my self through my depression for 2 years. Now I have all kinds of health problems and if you can do maybe I can too. So thank you for sharing your story.

7/28/2010 07:03:46 PM Report Abuse

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