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Watch Michaela talk about her friendships before and after losing weight
After watching her mother cross the finish line at her first triathlon, Michaela was inspired to lose weight as well. "The day I saw my mom cross the finish line, I made the decision that night to ask her for help," Michaela recalls. "I felt, well, since my mom did this, then I can do this too."
To help her daughter, Mary Ann started with the basics: portion control, reading labels and exercising. To date, Michaela has lost 50 pounds, and both mother and daughter are having fun with fitness. "We bike, we run 5Ks," Mary Ann says. "She beats me!"
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