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"Confession: I Was Scared of Getting Fat While Pregnant"

One writer, who was 40 pounds overweight during college, gets real about gaining the weight back during pregnancy.

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How This New Mom Lost Her Baby Weight

Renée knew she'd have to overhaul her lifestyle if she wanted to give up her maternity clothes for good.

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She Lost the Weight—This Is What She Needed to Gain

Christina McMenamy reached her goal weight, but she couldn't enjoy it until she learned to love her new body.

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The Weight Came Off—Now What?

After losing 40 pounds on a weight-loss program, Lizz Porter realized her biggest challenge is sticking to her newly-healthy habits.

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The Biggest Unforeseen Benefits of Weight Loss

Six women open up about the perks of weight loss, besides a smaller waistline.

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Does Gaining the Weight Back Scare You?

Real women who have successfully shed a combined 802 pounds answer this complex question.

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Real Women Speak Out: Why Heavy Women Are Invisible

Six now-slim women talk honestly about how society treats overweight women—and how much it can hurt.

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How Weight Loss Affects Your Romantic Relationships

Real women discuss the complexities of romantic relationships and self love throughout their weight loss journey.

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Real Women Talk Post-Weight Loss Skin Removal Surgery

At Shape's round table discussion, women got real about this important aspect of their weight loss journey.

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