Inspiration: How Jennifer Chapman Overcame Challenges and Lost 95 Pounds

Jennifer Chapman at 230 pounds

Jennifer Chapman at 230 pounds

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Name: Jennifer Champman

Age: 44

Home: West Deptford Township

Starting weight: In October 2001, I weighed 230 pounds — my heaviest. Even though I had weight-loss success during this time I don’t think it was as successful as it could have been because my focus at this time was mainly the numbers on the scale. Fast forward to August 2013, when I weighed 165 pounds. This is when I would mark the real start of my weight-loss journey. It has turned out to be my most meaningful and successful journey.

Current weight: 135 pounds  Read more »

Do You Have an Inspiring Weight-Loss Story?

Reader Katey Dyck's before-and-after photos.

Reader Katey Dyck’s before-and-after photos.

We love hearing from our readers; you guys just inspire us to pieces.

That’s why we relaunched our Inspiration series last month with a slew of new, real-life weight-loss stories aimed at motivating and, well, inspiring other readers to get off the couch and make meaningful changes for their health.

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Expert Opinion: The Most Important Ingredients for Lasting Weight Loss



In my work as a weight-loss expert, people often ask me which diet plan is the best. They’re usually surprised when I don’t have an answer. I think there are merits to most diet plans on the market today, and chances are, if you can adhere to any well-researched diet, you will lose weight.

The real challenge of weight loss, however, is not finding a good diet plan. Walk into any bookstore and you can thumb through hundreds of diet books; there’s no absence of advice in this area. The real challenge of weight loss, as any yo-yo dieter will tell you, is keeping the weight off for good.

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