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As you begin a weight loss program, it's helpful to hear how other people overcame hurdles and were successful in meeting their goals. The following stories give two examples of how a weight-loss plan can be carried out. In addition to reading these stories, ask friends and family to support you in your weight-loss goals, and maybe you'll even find someone willing to lose weight with you!

Kim, 52: Has learned the benefits of healthy eating...

Anne, 38: How she finds the motivation to stay active...

Review Date: 6/28/2011

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