06:23 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Half Their Size
Originally posted 01/14/2013 06:00AM
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Originally posted 01/04/2013 09:40AM
Bethenny Frankel may be "devastated" over the failure of her marriage, but in the latest issue of PEOPLE she celebrates a great success – a friend's weight loss.
Thanks to Frankel, 42, New York City writer Nick Feitel, 25, has had what the Bravo reality star calls "a manformation."
Feitel, who weighed 225 lbs., joined Frankel's website as a culinary columnist (and appeared on her show Bethenny Ever After) last year, though his confidence was at low ebb.
Originally posted 01/02/2013 08:00AM
Ashley Donahoo and Leah Fernandez have more in common than being a mom to two kids and living in the South. They each have lost more than 100 lbs. on their own through diet, exercise and sheer determination. And their hard work has landed both of them on the cover of PEOPLE's 11th annual Half Their Size issue.
Donahoo, now 27, began her journey in 2010 after enduring a series of medical problems stemming from her 288 lb. weight.
"I was extremely tired all the time," says the project manager from Florida. "I also was pre-diabetic."
Originally posted 12/29/2010 10:00AM
How many vows to eat right or hit the gym fade into oblivion each passing year? PEOPLE starts off 2011 with the annual Half Their Size issue, which includes inspirational weight-loss stories from five people who changed their lives with diet, exercise – and sticking to their resolutions! Meet the two who landed on the cover:
Christina Cores, 22, was relegated to shopping at plus-size stores by the age of 15, after she reached her highest weight of 240 lbs. as a sophomore in high school. Working out at Curves and joining SparkPeople.com, an online weight loss community, helped her gain the courage to enter a beauty pageant this past year. "I feel beautiful," says Cores, "and confident."
Josephine Reed, 34, decided enough was enough when her doctor told her she had to go on high blood pressure pills. "I thought, 'No way,' " says Reed, who weighed 270 lbs. at her heaviest. Reed, a nurse, immediately joined Jenny Craig, which helped her lose a whopping 156 lbs. – and transformed her life, too. "I was so shy," says the 114-lb. Illinois native. "Now I'll talk to anybody! I feel like I'm able to be me now."
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