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How This Mother of 3 Lost More Than 70 Pounds

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Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | How This Mother of 3 Lost More Than 70 PoundsAfter having her third baby last Oct¬ober, Hilary Andreas was thrilled about her expanding family—but not about her expanding body. At 198 pounds and wearing a size 18, this Portland, Ore., mom wanted to slim down. “I made a pact with myself that I’d do whatever it took to lose weight,” says Hilary, now 30.

Hilary Andreas didn’t want to settle for her postpregnancy shape—so she dropped 70-plus pounds.

After having her third baby last Oct¬ober, Hilary Andreas was thrilled about her expanding family—but not about her expanding body. At 198 pounds and wearing a size 18, this Portland, Ore., mom wanted to slim down. “I made a pact with myself that I’d do whatever it took to lose weight,” says Hilary, now 30. She took strategies from plans like the South Beach Diet and the Fat Flush Plan, such as cutting sugar—mostly by keeping her hands off her kids’ snacks. Hilary started walking five times a week and lifting weights; she slowly started running until she could jog more than four miles four to five times a week. In five months, Hilary lost 60 pounds, and she has shed 13 more since then. “When I was heavier, I didn’t feel as full of life,” she says. “I’m a totally different person now.”

Before Now
Pounds: 198 125
Size: 18 6
Total lost: 73

Sweet reward
Here’s Hilary’s special treat: A scoop of Breyer’s Fat Free Vanilla Ice Cream topped with a tablespoon of Adam’s Organic Chunky Peanut Butter and 10 to 15 chocolate chips.

How she curbs cravings
Hilary mixes 1 cup of Trader Joe’s 100% Cranberry Juice and 7 cups of water in a pitcher and sips on it throughout the day to control her sweet tooth.

A fit family
Hilary and her husband are training for a marathon, and their kids are taking gym classes so they stay active, too.

Her gift
Hilary wanted a pair of skinny jeans—so we got her a pair from one of her favorite designers, Rock & Republic, to congratulate her on her weight-loss success.

Source: health

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