Tony, 225 pounds; Sheila, 74 pounds
Tony, 36, and Sheila, 30, fromAndover,CT
How We Did It: We started small and built on that. Tony started riding a stationary bike 15 minutes daily and walking for just 5 minutes at a time. Now, he does 45 to 60 minutes of cardio five to six times per week as well as riding a stationary bike at home. I joined the gym and swim in a nearby lake during warmer months. We also quit fast food, and now, most of what we eat is cooked at home.
Top Tip: Branch out. Having support from someone you love pushes you harder when the going gets tough, but we are also active members of SparkPeople.com, a community-based health and fitness website. Tony also gets support to stay on track through his blog, ZeusMeatball.Blogspot.com.
Relationship Bonus: We now do everything together and every aspect of our relationship is better since the weight came off. “I feel like I got my boyfriend, not just my husband, back, because Tony was active when we first met,” Sheila says.
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