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Lisa Maddox, 44, of Commerce, drops 44 pounds

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Read her success story! Before and after fitness success motivation from women who hit their weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Learn their workout tips get inspiration! | TheWeighWeWere.com• Former weight: 206 pounds

• Current weight: 162 pounds


• Pounds lost: 44

• Height: 5 feet 8 inches

• How long she’s kept it off: Maddox started in June 2007 and met her goal in January 2008. She’s kept it off for 10 months.

• Personal life: “I live in Commerce, Ga., and am married with three children, ages 21, 16 and 13. I am assistant principal at Commerce Middle School and have been in education for 22 years.

• Turning point: “My family took a camping trip to Stone Mountain. When we decided to walk up the mountain, I thought I wouldn’t make it,” says Maddox. “I knew I was heavier than I’ve ever been, but I didn’t know how completely out of shape I was. I was on blood pressure medication and was obviously not very healthy. I knew that I had to do something to get my weight and my health under control.”

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• Diet plan: “I have been on the Weight Watchers’ flex plan,” she says. On a typical day, she has two slices of turkey bacon with egg substitute and toast with a half cup of milk for breakfast, a frozen entrée for lunch and for dinner, a salad with grilled chicken and fat-free dressing or a grilled chicken breast with green beans and brown rice.

• Exercise routine: “I try to walk about one hour at least five days a week,” she says.

• Biggest challenge: “My biggest challenge is finding the hour in the day to walk,” she says. “I have to be at school by 6:30 a.m. to greet the children who ride a bus. I’m usually there till 4:30 p.m. and most days I attend a school function, softball or football games, as an administrator or as a parent. By the time we get home, I try to have a healthy dinner and get everything ready for the next day — it is just difficult to find the hour to get in the walking.”

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• How life has changed: “The biggest change I’ve noticed from my journey is how I feel,” she says. “I feel so much better now. I have energy to do the things I want to do and I just feel good about myself.”

Source: AJC

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