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How Much Would You Spend for Your Dream Body?

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Will spending more money lead to a better body? We found five women with budgets ranging from $30 to over $3,000 -- find out what really worked, who spent what, and how you can better invest in your own fitness.

The $30 Plan

Who: Lisa Delvecchio, 28

Before weight: 157

After weight: 124

What She Bought

Two Ellen Barrett workout DVDs, $30

The Workout Routine

30-minute video, two to four days a week; 30-minute walks on the weekends

The Results

"I was a cheerleader and danced my teens away, so I never thought about working out. Then I got an office job where I sat and snacked all day long. I really packed on the pounds. The panic point came when my best friend got married in June 2006. I was over the moon to be her bridesmaid -- until I had to order my dress in a size 16.

"That was it. I started doing some exercise DVDs before dinner two to four times a week. As for my dieting philosophy, it was simple: Eat real food. I steered clear of processed snacks and fast food.

"I hit my goal in February 2007 and have kept up with my healthy habits since then: I still exercise at home, eat right, and weigh myself often to make sure I'm on track. I'll never be the rock star in the front of the gym class, but at least I can wear my mismatched sweats to work out and nobody sees me!"

Next:  The $105 Plan


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anonymous wrote:

Thin and Thinner helped me lose weight for $12

1/29/2012 08:01:06 PM Report Abuse
gulcankiran wrote:

Hi, I am following the Diet for YOU blog by nutrition specialist Kate Hill. She helped me lose weight in a healthy way. Check her blog at:

7/31/2010 02:15:04 AM Report Abuse

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