New Year, New You in 2014

They Lost Half Their Size!

Find out how these regular folks dropped half their weight – without surgery or tricks!

BRANDY BLACKBURN: NOW 163 LBS.!

After her husband expressed concern for her health, Blackburn began working out at Gold's Gym and joined SparkPeople.com, downloading their calorie-counting iPhone app. "Recently I went to a company dinner with my husband, and one of his coworkers didn't recognize me – he thought my husband had remarried!"

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