One reader’s personal post-pregnancy weight-loss success story. Holly Hunt was always the kind of person who could eat anything and never gain a pound. But during her pregnancy with her second son, Conner, in 2004, she put on 60 pounds ...

I started gaining weight rapidly as an adolescent. I can’t pinpoint the exact reason, but I moved when I was 10, and also fell off the monkey bars at school. After that, I was depressed and in a lot of ...

On February 13, 2008, I was 223 pounds. I had decided to lose weight after a friend had lost 135 pounds and I was really tired of looking at myself in the mirror. I was considering lap band surgery. I ...

How I gained it: I don’t ever remember being at a healthy weight. I’ve been overweight and obese most of my life. Honestly, sometimes I wonder what it would be like to be able to say I’m working to get ...

What was the “turning point” that prompted you to lose weight?  It was really as simple as someone offering to help.  I was morbidly obese and my parents knew that something needed to change.  They offered to pay for my ...

How I Gained It: Growing up, I never had a weight problem. I remember being bigger than my friends but not by much. If most of them wore a size two, then I was wearing a four. It wasn’t until ...

If you believe that you can change, that you can get healthy and fit, then you can! However, if you hold negative thoughts and beliefs about whole foods then you will not gravitate towards them and allow them to feed ...

How long she’s kept it off: She started in January 2009 and has maintained her current weight for six months. Personal life: “My husband, Charles, and I live in Dallas,” Hickman said. “We have three children, Nicole, Memory and Chris, ...