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'The Sunday Night Habit That Helped Me Lose 100 Poundsâ€"and Keep It Off For Good!'

Name: Jessie Foss
Age: 38
Hometown: Garland, Texas
Before Weight: 215
After Weight: 115

Jessie quit smoking at age 19 and replaced cigs with another unhealthy habit: gorging on fried food and pizza. "Without cigarettes, I needed some other source of satisfaction, and I got that from richer foods," she says in Take It All Off! Keep It All Off!a time-tested playbook packed with stories and secrets from Women's Health readers who dropped 20, 50, even 100 pounds!

Plus, a new desk job as a paralegal had her sitting on her butt all day and left her exhausted at night. "I was so beat when I got home that I didn't think much about what I ate," Jessie says. She ignored the five to 10 pounds that crept on each year until 2012, when she realized she'd passed the 200 mark.

Wake-Up Call: Jessie became so depressed about her size that she stopped riding her mountain bike because she no longer felt confident. In early 2012, she overhead a friend talking about calories and nutrients and decided it was high time she started paying attention to what she put in her mouth.

Success Secrets: Jessie started trimming her portions by downloading a calorie-counting app, and she replaced her usual high-fat meals with greens, poultry, and fish. She would whip up a big batch of something healthy, like soup in a slow cooker on a Sunday, when she had extra time, and eat it throughout the week.

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She hopped back on the elliptical machine that had been gathering dust in her home office and started pedaling for 30 minutes 5 days a week.

By March 2013, she was mountain biking again and working out on the elliptical for 45 minutes each time, conquering tough interval routines.

She then upped the ante by adding half-hour stregnth training sessions to her schedule and banging out 3-mile runs. Now she's fit, happy, and down to 115 pounds! She even received a glowing doctor's report that showed improvement in everything from her blood work to her body fat.

For more inspiring and innovative weight-loss strategies from women just like you, check out our new book Take It All Off! Keep It All Off!It isn't a diet—it's a lifestyle makeover that provides you with all the nutrition and fitness tools you need to keep the weight off for the long haul!

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