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Mary Frate
40, teacher's aide
Yorba Linda, California

The Pledge: When Frate committed in January to being more physically healthy, she made it a package deal "to be more spiritually and emotionally healthy as well." She had struggled for years with infertility and in vitro treatments. "I felt broken and was just wallowing in self-pity—that I couldn't have a biological child, that I had made some wrong choices in my life," she says. Because Frate was eating mindlessly, the weight had slowly crept on.