Turning point: My 'aha!' moment was during my junior year of college—I had gone through a bad breakup and had been treating my body horribly. I was sick of being insecure about my body (and getting winded walking up to my fourth-floor apartment), and I knew that if I wanted the confidence to start dating again, I needed to make a change.
Weight-loss tip: Make lifestyle changes, don't 'go on a diet.' Diets are temporary and so are the results. If you make permanent changes, you get permanent results.