How Much Would You Spend for Your Dream Body?
The $105 Plan
Who: Dulce Tanelli, 41
Before weight: 145
After weight: 105What She Bought
A pair of sneakers, $80, and The Body Ecology Diet, by Donna Gates, $25The Workout Routine
Walks or jogs with her dog four to six miles in the morning and two miles in the evening most daysThe Results
"No wonder my name means 'sweet': Vending-machine treats used to be my best friends, and I would often eat an entire gallon -- not a pint, a gallon -- of ice cream at night.
"In November 2006, I visited my family in Portugal. They were pretty ruthless about my size. It was hard to hear, but when I got home, I bought a pair of sneakers and started walking.
"I felt good, but I was still eating candy and cookies all day. A friend recommended The Body Ecology Diet, which focuses on avoiding empty calories and adding in new vegetables such as fennel and bok choy.
"When I reached my goal in February 2007, I booked a trip back to Portugal. My family couldn't believe the difference. I love that I did this on the cheap. It's easy to make the 'I can't afford a trainer' excuse, but walking outside is free."
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