"I lost 50 pounds in a healthy manner nearly 20 years ago (and have kept it off ever since) by making healthier food choices, embracing exercise, and replacing caffeinated drinks
with large quantities of water. For me, the process was a true metamorphosis of my confidence and spirit, as well as my body. I celebrated by having my hair dyed an auburn red, a color I loved since first spying Daphne on the Scooby Doo
cartoons as a kid. It was like announcing to the world, 'Look at me, I'm ready to finally be noticed.'
Following that move, I bought a new wardrobe of clothes in sizes that I never dreamed would fit. But the best part of all was how my friends helped me celebrate my 27th birthday, the first in my newly slimmer body. My best friend and a group of buddies all chipped in and presented me with a size 8 dress as my birthday present that year. It soon became too big—I'm currently a size 4/6."
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From well-deserved makeovers to love-related treats, we salute these weight-loss superheroes!
"How I Celebrated My Weight Loss"