I Did It! Weight-Loss Success Stories

These inspiring people lost weight—sometimes 100 pounds or more—with diet and exercise.
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Mitchie de Leon

Age: 32
From: Long Beach, California

Now: 130 lbs, size 2
Before: 208 lbs, size 14

How she did it: After learning what a portion size really looks like, she cut back on restaurant meals and started eating six small meals a day. Mitchie also conquered her fear of the gym and began exercising, first on the treadmill and then advanced to classes like spinning, boxing, and Tahitian dancing.

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