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Meghan joined Weight Watchers, which helped her control her appetite with healthy foods and began walking. After an injury sidelined this college volleyball star, she gained more than 40 pounds. I do things that I never dreamed were possible like running races, lifting heavy weights, and completing a sprint triathlon. Intense exercise to tone your body Improve your health and stamina Encouragement and instruction from Jillian Michaels. Maybe the trick to enjoying a workout may be to never call it working out. It would be easy for me to blow off a mile run at 5:

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After gaining 70 pounds as a result of kicking her smoking habit, Heather adhered to a simple plan. She could eat whatever she wanted as long as she stayed around 2, calories a day. She cut that to 1, calories a day, started cycling, and lost 75 pounds! Started going to boot camp five mornings a week, and was motivated to stick with it thanks to the camaraderie.

She also kept a food journal, swapping chips for veggies along the way, and dropped pounds in just under a year. Briarwood, New York Now: Starting cooking healthy meals and using a scale and food journal to track everything she ate. Carmen also started walking, and two months later she was logging 10, steps a day.

Inspired by watching the Ironman World Championship on TV Kim started exercising, working up to minutes, five days a week. She ate small meals five times a day and eventually shed 60 lbs.

Then, along with her husband, she scaled 19, feet of Mt. Kilimanjaro, something she said she never could have done if she hadn't lost the weight. Tried new routines at the gym like spinning, weight lifting, yoga, and cycling, and learned how to make healthier choices at restaurants. After a series of illnesses, Katherine's weight shot up by 20 pounds, but she picked up walking and running and even ran her first 5K!

After struggling to lose the baby weight after her second pregnancy, Alisha started following the Nutrisystem eating plan and joined a gym. Today she takes spinning classes and runs with her husband and says she feels stronger than ever!

New York City Now: Adopted our CarbLovers Diet plan, and upped her cardio to five or six workouts a week, plus two or three strength training sessions. Ashley bought a cheap treadmill and worked out at home until she felt comfortable enough to join a gym. She cut back on fast food and ate small meals throughout the day. She also kept a blog to track her weight loss. Now she's less than half her size! Jersey City, New Jersey Now: Stopped drinking alcohol, adopted The South Beach Diet plan, and started walking everywhere.

Cut out alcohol, ice cream, and excess sugar, and started eating more fresh veggies. Lisa also started walking and built up to running and watched 60 pounds melt away in eight months. Melissa her friends held their own Biggest Loser-style weight loss contest, and she won! She worked out on an elliptical four days a week and did two weight-training sessions a week, while tracking calories and using meal ideas from Jillian Michaels.

This mom of two laced up her running shoes and slowly but surely ran her way to a healthier weight. Jenny Craig also helped regiment her eating. Mitchie de Leon Age: Long Beach, California Now: 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.

Walked, talked, and ran off more than pounds after starting new jobs at the University of Buffalo. They joined Weight Watchers and began walking around campus during their breaks. Bronx, New York Now: Nicole started walking 30 minutes a day to her job and did strength training at home twice a week to drop 55 pounds over four years. Now she's launching a modeling career! Brooklyn, New York Now: Heather began exercising and writing down everything she ate. She also started her own line of dishware premarked with portion sizes to continue her weight loss and help other women succeed too!

Charles Town, West Virginia Now: With 60 extra pounds from the birth of her daughter, Audrea decided to join Weight Watchers and began walking for an hour five days a week. Eight months later and 62 pounds lighter! When Tracie reached nearly pounds she took charge of her health. She started walking on lunch breaks, cutting calories, and facing emotions head-on instead of eating the pain away.

Tracie said jogging and a group of supportive friends helped her keep the weight off for good! Holly has not only kept the weight off, she ran her first half-marathon earlier this year, pens her own online fitness column, and says it's the first time she's ever felt confident wearing a bikini! Hilary cut out sugar and started walking five times a week and lifting weights. After slowly building up to jogging four miles, four to five times a week, she shed over 70 pounds!

Jonah Hill looking fit in a tux. But right now, Jonah Hill looks slimmer than ever. He also got feedback from Channing Tatum, who suggested eating less and getting a personal trainer.

Mama June overweight at a media event. You likely recall June Shannon for her robust figure, but she recently went from pounds to a size 4 and WE tv documented it. Shannon did it by watching her diet and ditching soda. Her trainer recommends eating watermelon to satisfy her sweet tooth. And Shannon drinks Propel-flavored water as a low-calorie swap for soda. Jimmy Kimmel rocking a dad bod. Kimmel looking like a hot bachelor.

Not all stars lose weight in a healthy way. Since then he fasts for two days each week to maintain a weight of about pounds. On Mondays and Thursdays, Kimmel eats less than calories by drinking coffee and eating a lot of pickles. On the remaining five days of the week, he eats huge portions of whatever he wants.

Jessica Simpson at her highest weight. Jessica Simpson looking slim in black. But thanks to a healthy diet and lots of exercise, she looks better than ever after having two kids. She also says she never has a specific goal weight in mind; she just wants to look and feel healthy, which she has accomplished. Kirstie Alley overweight in Kirstie Alley after getting in shape.

At 67, Kirstie Alley looks slimmer than ever. Us Weekly reminds us Alley rejoined the Jenny Craig program as a spokesperson in after gaining back about 30 pounds. Alley accomplished this by making sustainable lifestyle changes instead of quick-fix dieting. Russell Crowe in The Nice Guys. Crowe, a cycling enthusiast, lost 52 pounds after filming. Known for dramatically changing his weight for roles, the Australian actor has used sword training and work on his farm to get back in shape.

He also credits a focus on protein-rich meals. Roseanne Barr in But Roseanne Barr also made headlines for her tumultuous weight loss journey , which included gastric bypass surgery in Christina Aguilera in , her most difficult and unhealthy year.

X-Tina rocking curves in all the right places. Back in her heyday of the early s, Christina Aguilera was known for her svelte figure and revealing outfits. Now in her late 30s, her metabolism and unhealthy habits caught up with her. To combat her gradual weight gain, Aguilera lost 49 pounds with a balanced diet. Gone are corned beef and pancakes, AOL says. Now veggies and lean proteins keep her energy levels high and her weight low.

Jennifer Hudson before her weight loss. Jennifer Hudson sporting a lean figure. She does always have chocolate on hand, though, as this is her one vice to keep her sane. Melissa Joan Hart in Hart in her ad for Nutrisystem.

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