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Dean M. Wendel

Pounds Lost: Final 20 (of 60)

What Worked: Wendel took bits of exercise wisdom from various plans like the one in Get With the Program! and started working out every morning after the kids went to school—a mix of power walks, free weights, yoga, and Pilates.

A Major Change "I feel like a totally different person," she says. "I wake up refreshed and ready to go. I no longer slouch to hide my body. And instead of hating myself, I treat myself the way I would treat my best girlfriend."