Find out how these regular folks dropped half their weight – without surgery or tricks!
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Updated: Wednesday Dec 30, 2009 | 08:15 AM EST
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"In high school I liked that I was bigger, because no one would push me around," says the Cape Coral, Fla., resident, 30. "But that changed when I noticed that everyone else had a boyfriend – I never had anyone say to me, 'I think you're cute.'"
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