You Can Do It: Real Women Share Their Weight-Loss Resolution Successes

Photo by: Tiffanie Ann Giles

Weight loss: 26 pounds

"I bought a treadmill! When I was younger, I ran everyday for fun. Running produced a mental strength based off of endurance that I found

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Photo by: Tiffanie Ann Giles

Weight loss: 26 pounds

"I bought a treadmill! When I was younger, I ran everyday for fun. Running produced a mental strength based off of endurance that I found carried over into my day-to-day life, at home and at work. So I exercised about 30 minutes, four times per week using different settings on my treadmill until I finally hit my goal." - Tiffanie Ann Giles, How I Conquered My New Year's Resolution

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Wed, Jan 9, 2013 5:38 PM EST

It's been about two weeks since you committed yourself to that all-too-common resolution. Lose weight. Are you already slacking on your diet resolution? Has the New Year's new leaf proven no more effective than Sensa crystals, the grapefruit diet, and gallons of a detox solution with a grocery-list of ingredients, like ginger, mint, lemon, cucumber, dandelion tea, cranberry juice, apples, cinnamon, and whatever else you can throw in distilled water? Well, we asked real women for their success stories and were surprised-but-not when they turned out to be simple and practical, without a magic weight-loss pill in sight. Here's a small reminder of what a stick-to-it plan of diet and exercise can do for you before ringing in 2014. - By Ali Swank