By Joy Bauer, RD
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In my work for the Today Show, I meet dozens of inspiring women and men who have battled (and conquered!) obesity. That's why I started a segment called the Joy Fit Club, which features people who have lost 100 pounds or more using their own strategies-no pills, potions or surgery. Each of them would say, "If I can do it, anybody can." Three Joy Fit superstars-Stacy Allendorf, Rosie Coates and Cari Hartman-have had incredible journeys. Use their insights and draw strength from their stories to reach your own goals.
AGE: 52; HEIGHT 5'7"; BEFORE: 288 LB; AFTER: 168 LB; Total Lost: 120 lb
As a single mom and a devoted teacher, Stacy spent her life taking care of others-and eating heavy cafeteria food and homemade baked goods from her students' parents. In 2001, Stacy's father died from heart disease, so she began to rethink her habits. Four years later, when she had to ask for a seat belt extender on aRead More »from How We Lost 371 Pounds Combined