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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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Amber DeBeer Larson and Amanda Bard

Left: Larson, Age: 30
From: Orrville, Ohio
Now: 135 lbs
Before: 250 lbs

Right: Bard, Age: 27
From: Syracuse, NY
Now: 149 lbs
Before: 245 lbs

How they did it: Walked, talked, and ran off more than 200 pounds after starting new jobs at the University of Buffalo. They joined Weight Watchers and began walking around campus during their breaks. While they live in different cities now, they have found a great excuse to visit each other—running races together.

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