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Success Stories

Have you reached your first goal weight? Did you lose your first few pounds? If so, share your success story with other CaloriesCount.com members (no matter how big or small, every success is worth sharing)! You'll want to check out the Testimonials frequently to see how other people just like yourself found the healthier person they had been seeking, by using weight loss tools and diet programs on the Internet.

The people below have volunteered to share their success to help inspire and motivate others. These are real people with real photos – no photo shoots or makeovers are involved. If you would like to share your success story with CaloriesCount.com, please email success@CaloriesCount.com. You can also post a tip or question in the Support Community.

Success Stories

80 Pounds Lighter and a New Lease on Life

When most people were thinking about indulging in holiday fare, Vicky began to think about making healthier changes. Many of Vicky’s family members were suffering from diabetes, high cholesterol and other medical problems. As a nurse Vicky knew that being 5’4” and 225 pounds put her at an increased risk for many of these diseases, especially with her family history. So, Vicky decided to make some changes.

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The Internet is the Key to Success for this Weight Loss Champ

When Lysa headed to a family reunion over the holidays, she figured her newly-svelte appearance would elicit some surprise and delight from all those she hadn’t seen in several months. But she didn’t anticipate having to walk by multiple times before her own mother recognized her. Then again, even her biggest cheerleaders were stunned by the nearly 50-pound weight loss – accomplished over the course of six months.

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Calorie Counting and Determination Spell Success for Doug

At 5’7” and 185 pounds, Doug was bordering on obese, according to his Body Mass Index (BMI). Although Doug’s wife had always encouraged him to try and eat a healthier diet he never really made the effort. However, after the holidays he ran across a flyer in his office promoting an online dieting program, which looked appealing. At 53, he decided it was now or never, so he logged on and never looked back!

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Online Weight Loss Brings Healthy Living “Into Focus”

As a past Weight Watchers group leader, Barbara had tried to lose weight before. Yet it took this California wife and mother a routine trip to the doctor and the prospect of heart disease to finally receive the wake up call she needed to not only lose weight, but also maintain the weight loss.

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Joan R. Gave Herself the Best Gift – the Gift of Health!

After Joan R. and her husband returned home from leaving their oldest child at college, she took a reality check. And the reality was that she had been carrying extra weight for almost 30 years. She had tried a lot of other programs such as counting points, but nothing seemed to work and the weight would always slowly creep back. At 5’5” and 162 pounds, Joan was not happy with her weight.

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Josh Lost 35 Pounds and You Can Too!

The words of a boxer, the love of a woman and the dread of being the weakest link were the motivators behind Josh Linard's 35-lb. weight loss. All it required was a few simple diet changes, starting off on an online weight loss program’s 2400 calorie meal plan, a stepped-up exercise plan and iron-clad commitment. And look at him now!

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“Logging On Logged Off the Weight” for Amy S.

As Amy surfed the Internet for information on various topics, she never dreamed how a Web site would soon change her life. She happened to run across an online weight loss Web site and was intrigued. “I liked the fact that there was a lot of information up front. This online weight loss program wasn’t trying to hide anything, so I decided to give it a try.”

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Online Dieting and a Determined Passion for Life Give Cheryl New Hope and Great Success

Cheryl woke up and received a phone call that changed her life - a longtime friend was getting married the following year. A message that normally would elicit joy, also gave her feelings of tremendous anxiety. “Ever since I was 30, I kept gaining weight, and before I knew it, the weight had really added up. I couldn’t face my friends like this, and with an upcoming doctor’s appointment and impending weight lecture, I knew it was time to do something about my weight.”

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Today Show Inspiration Gives Hope and Sparks Success
A New Weight and a New Self-Esteem Result in a Stroll Down the “Cat Walk”

Who knew indulging in a little morning television could have a profound effect on someone’s life? While catching a segment of the Today Show devoted to online dieting, something changed in CeCe. Reaching 155 pounds on her small frame, she was the heaviest she had ever been and was tired of wishing she could lose weight… she wanted to actually make it happen.

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