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Losing Weight with My Sister

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When Lisa Tacca (far right), 39, a mom of three, was trying to get back in shape.

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her sister Janine Caldarella, 32, an avid runner, invited her to jog in their New York City suburb. “It was our time to bond,” says Janine, who soon devised a goal for them: 26.2 miles.

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The sisters met up for long runs on weekends and for after-work circuits with trainer David Maldonado at New York Sports Clubs in Commack, New York. Amy Shapiro, RD, a nutritionist in Smithtown, New York, gave them “a portion-size reality check” and eating tips for double-digit runs.

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“We were close to tears,” both agree about the early sessions with Maldonado, during which they’d give each other the don’t-quit-on-me look. They’ve kept up the teamwork: On one 12-mile run, Lisa nearly stopped at mile 10. “Janine said, ‘No, stay up; we can do it!'” Lisa says. A couple of weeks later, the two ran a half-marathon. “As we crossed the finish line, we grabbed hands,” Janine says; it’s a ritual they plan to repeat at the New York City Marathon in November, each having lost 11 pounds en route.

Source: Fitnessmagazine

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