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Friendly Inspiration

February 3, 2009

I've been trying to find some "real" women to help me in my weight loss journey (as opposed to celebrities), so it only made sense that I looked to my closest girlfriends. Noelle, at 5'4" and 110 pounds, has collarbones that could etch steel. Sarah lost 50 pounds a year ago (encouraging!) and has since run over 20 marathons. And it seemed like Tracy was back in her size-2 pants hours after her baby daughter was born eight months ago. What I discovered is that in addition to being incredibly hot, these women are really motivating—mainly because they're real. My friends all have days when they skip the gym and pig out on French fries. But they don't let the bad days derail them. So if I follow their lead and avoid getting sidelined by the occasional slip-up, maybe one day I'll be a role model to someone else.

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