Reader Success Stories

From Heart Transplant Recipient to Mountain Climber: Kelly’s Story

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As a young adult, Kelly Perkins enjoyed a happy life with her husband, Craig, in beautiful Southern California, but still experienced some of the same types of concerns and insecurities many of us face, like wishing for longer legs, feeling like she didn't measure up to her brothers' athletic …
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Reader Success Story: I Stopped Comparing Myself to Others and Lost the Weight for Good

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This reader success story by Serena-Rose is a part of You Can Do It Week. Read all of the motivating and inspiring posts here! And remember, if they can do it, so can YOU! I have struggled with being overweight pretty much my entire life. I was always the fat girl, the heaviest in my family, …
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Reader Success Story: How I Found My Strength and Overcame Anorexia

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This reader success story by Kasey Hardt is a part of You Can Do It Week. Kasey is currently pursuing a hospitality degree with an event concentration and minor in psychology.  Everyone talks about how losing weight is going to change their life for the better. Everyone talks about how …
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Reader Success Story: How I Lost 100 Pounds

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This reader success story by Dannii Martin of Hungry Healthy Happy (originally appeared here) is a part of You Can Do It Week. Read all of the motivating and inspiring posts here! And remember, if they can do it, so can YOU! I say 100, “officially” it is 98 pounds, but that all depends on the …
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Reader Success Story: Getting Healthy Inside and Out

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This reader success story by Brooke Savage is a part of You Can Do It Week. Read all of the motivating and inspiring posts here! And remember, if they can do it, so can YOU! I can still remember my first “fat” picture that was taken at my sister’s high school graduation four years ago. I was …
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We Want to Feature Your Success Story!

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Those people you see above? They would be our amazing readers---readers who have over the years gotten healthier and happier and fully embraced their own journeys to FBG-dom. Aren't they gorgeous?! No matter the size of their bum, their fitness ability or their background, they all embrace the …
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Reader Finds Pain-Free Running Success By Changing Her Approach

Going with a more barefoot shoe and gait helped this reader's running woes! Credit: GrejGuide.dk

We get so many inspiring emails from readers, and today we’re sharing another reader success story with you! Read on for Shannon's super-cool experience from injured to running rockstar. Loving your healthy lifestyle, too? Feel free to share your story here! I am Shannon, the girl who wrote in …
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My Best Friend May Kill Me For Writing This (And Sharing This Photo)

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I first met Meghan 11 years ago, on her first day of her freshman year of college. As an older, wiser, and way cooler sophomore, I took the kid under my wing and did what any role model would do: I showed her where she could buy cheap cigarettes and beer without getting her ID checked. We …
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On the Two-Year Anniversary of Losing 100 Pounds: Lessons in Maintaining Weight Loss

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Hey, hey, it's Guest Bloggers' Week, which means we're bringing you some of the best and most inspiring posts from writers around the web! Click here to see all of the great guest posts that inspire, push us to get fitter, make us think in new ways and crack us the heck up! Three years ago this …
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