This article is part of an ongoing series highlighting how people adjusted to their weight loss successes and answered “Now what?” for themselves. Wayne Vandenlangenberg will step on the scale on a special live broadcast of The Biggest Loser Couples on Tuesday.  Weighing himself is common practice since he woke from a coma and resolved himself to weigh something, to be […]

As of December 23, 2009, with nearly 180 lbs. gone, my BMI is now miraculously in the “healthy” range and under 25.  My weight is under 160 and heading toward 150.  I’m registered for a local half-iron triathlon in July. I can wear tiny clothes again! I’ve made it! Again, for the third time. Breaking the Vicious Cycle The first […]

Dr. Barbara Berkeley constantly explains that weight management isn’t like a balloon; you don’t just deflate to a new body and that’s that.  The process is closer to exchanging a dull piece of latex for a shiny Mylar. Similar, to be sure, but it’s made of different stuff. And she walks her talk.  Aside from sustaining a 20-pound weight loss […]

The comments, veiled criticisms or outright attacks on someone’s weight aren’t exactly news to someone who’s overweight or obese.  But one thing “weight loss success story” tales don’t mention are those comments aren’t banished with the weight loss. You could say the food fights with loved ones simply advance onto a new, slimmer battlefields.  One of Massachusetts resident Carla Marie […]

Jeff Neubauer’s first weight loss experience involved him installing a treadmill in his kitchen, losing 50 pounds and finished his first marathon in 5:25 time — at 12.5 minutes per mile for 26 miles, that’s not bad for a rookie that never ran. It was a victory to be sure, but not one that provided a lasting life-altering experience on […]

Want proof that people can be extraordinary? Here you go. This article is part of an ongoing series highlighting how people adjusted to their weight loss successes and answered “Now what?” for themselves. Weighing more than 200 pounds and two year fresh out of residency, Dr. Evelyn Wells attended her last step class in 2004. Boxy yellow paneling and a […]

This article is part of an ongoing series highlighting how people adjusted to their weight loss successes and answered “Now what?” for themselves. It took a total of 12 years, 300 pounds and 33 years of life for Mark McCarley of New Orleans to get asked on a date for the first time. And he laughed.  It wasn’t until Mark’s […]

So I ventured into the unknown, behind enemy lines as it were, and asked ex-boyfriends about naked women. I recently had the chance to ask the ex-boyfriend who saw me through my weight gain and loss why he didn’t leave me after I gained the weight, after I started to lose hope, and after getting naked became even scarier than […]

During this past summer, while on a shopping extravaganza with my sister, I walked by Ann Taylor Loft and thought, “Wow, those displays look amazing, just like an outfit Stacey and Clinton from “What Not to Wear” would pick out for one of their fashion-challenged nominees. “I proceeded to confidently walk in with Valerie and we immediately jumped on the […]

Want proof that people can be extraordinary? Here you go. This article is the first in an ongoing series highlighting how people adjusted to their weight loss successes and answered “Now what?” for themselves. Although Jackie Ramerez’s before and after photos triumphantly declare “I did it,” there’s volumes the Empress’ new clothes keep mum. Jackie downgraded her size 20 clothes […]