Secrets to Massive Weight Loss
Four readers share their best advice for dropping huge amounts of weight
Hometown: West Covina, CA
Lost 180 pounds
Make walking a family affair. The more support you have around you, the more your lifestyle will change and the more successful you will ultimately be. Start off walking, build to multiple miles, progress to jogging and then running.
Hometown: Tempe, AZ
Lost 102 pounds
I took a picture of myself that I keep in my wallet to help remind me of why I'm doing this. You never know how far you've come unless you check back on where you've been.
Hometown: San Lorenzo, CA
Lost 87 pounds
I believe in the old saying that it takes 21 days to form a habit. If anyone tries to change their life and sticks to a plan for three weeks, it will become a part of them that they won't be able to shake off.
Hometown: Chino Hills, CA
Lost 129 pounds
Get your blood work done. This will allow a doctor to see if there is anything that is holding you back medically from losing weight. For me, this was extremely important. My doctor found that my thyroid was not working properly and wrote me a prescription to treat the condition.