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"I had to stay focused, develop discipline, and to be honest with myself."
You don't gain weight from vegetables!
"I just ate in moderation."
"I wanted to run with my kids and not just stand on the sidelines any longer."
"It will require sacrifices, but in the end it will be worth it."
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"If you mess up, accept it, move on, and try to get right back on track."
Christina Chiu Cadiz
To lose weight, help lower blood pressure, improve energy or decrease anxiety, you need to change your preferences - your daily habits - so that more often than not you are making healthy choices. You need to be consistently healthier. It sounds obvious, but consistency falls into the life category of "simple, but not easy."
"Determination and willpower play a very big role in your path to success."
A little positivity can go a long way.
"At 17-years-old I weighed 407 pounds."
"I wasn’t looking for a quick fix, so I took my time."
"I was tired of slowly killing myself with food and alcohol."
"I realized that I was no longer living a life of my choosing."
" I wanted to finally be happy and look at myself with love."
Sam Shane Siemens
"Little by little I felt my energy increasing and some weight was coming off."
"I tried the grapefruit diet, the starvation diet, the no carb diet, you name it, I tried it."
Justin James Wright
"It wasn’t just the weight that changed. It was how I saw myself and how I saw my life."
"I set myself a goal. I said I was going to do it and I did."
"I learned how to balance things out even if I end up eating that slice of cake."
Steve Nash Fitness
Like always, it's about diet and exercise.
"I cut out processed foods, caffeine and alcohol."
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"I felt like I was 67 instead of 37."
I've worked in fitness for a long time and I find the biggest obstacle people face when attempting to get fit is right in their own head. You start coming up with all these potential issues that are going to prevent you from getting started and making progress and that leads to self-sabotage,
"This is only the beginning! I feel incredible having lost over 100 pounds."
"I saw a picture of myself at a wedding I attended. I didn’t recognize myself."
His advice? Don't count calories.
All in all, these weight loss winners lost a combined total of 2,242 pounds.
"Once you have a goal, focus on the process of the work and what needs to be done to get there. Don't let any of your emotions take over what you want."
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"I still occasionally enjoy a dinner roll or fries with a pint of beer when I am out with friends."
"I cut out bread, pork and added sugars."
You're following some supermodels, celebrities, fitness models, personal trainers and other women with slammin' bodies on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Do you find the images motivate you to eat better and work out harder, or do they make you less happy with your body and want to go on a crash diet?