How Much Would You Spend for Your Dream Body?
The $30 Plan
Who: Lisa Delvecchio, 28
Before weight: 157
After weight: 124What She Bought
Two Ellen Barrett workout DVDs, $30The Workout Routine
30-minute video, two to four days a week; 30-minute walks on the weekendsThe 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!"
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