GOT HIS WIFE MOVING
When Wayne "Bone Crusher" Hardnett lost 51 lbs. on Celebrity Fit Club
, it got his wife's attention. The 5'0" Aneesah, who at her heaviest was 185 lbs., started walking on the beach, biking and adhering to the Fat Smash Diet (nine days of fruits and veggies, then a low-cal plan) developed by Club's Dr. Ian Smith. Since the show wrapped in August, the couple have maintained their healthy lifestyle—the 6'1" Bone Crusher, who weighed 424 lbs., is down to 353, and Aneesah to 165—and are still losing. Next? They want to produce exercise videos for obese people. One tip: "Be around people who are losing weight too," Bone Crusher says. For them, "it worked!"
BECAME A ROLE MODEL
"It's about being healthy and taking care of your body," says Mia Tyler, who went from 210 lbs. to 190 lbs. on Celebrity Fit Club
in 2005. Since, then the plus-size model, 28, and pals Courtney Evans (left), a casting manager, and Lauren Villian, 21, a student, meet three times a week for 45-minute hikes in the hills above L.A. "We motivate each other to exercise and to eat healthy food," says Evans, who went from a size 10 to an 8. Villian, who dropped 5 lbs. in six months, says that "Mia inspires me to be happy with myself. It makes a difference when you have a friend who is positive like that."
HELPED HIS SISTER TACKLE EXTRA POUNDS
After the former Miami Dolphins quarterback lost 22 lbs. using NutriSystem—and then became a pitchman for the company—his sister Debbie Berger, 39, beat Marino, 45, at his own game. By limiting herself to 1,200 calories a day of NutriSystem's packaged meals plus fresh foods, and hitting the treadmill 30 minutes daily, the 5'2" Berger went from 165 to 130 lbs. in four months. "I'm back to where I was when I got married," says the mom of two. Marino is impressed. "She stayed on it, and she looks great."
- Paige Bowers/Atlanta,
- Vicki Sheff-Cahan/Los Angeles.