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15 Stories of Women Who Lost Weight Without Fad Dieting

Redbook Logo By Perri O. Blumberg of Redbook | Slide 1 of 16: Williams is living proof that feeling amazing isn't always about the number on the scale. Her transformation began in college, when spiraling weight gain made her realize she needed to make healthy changes. She managed to drop the pounds, but she still didn't feel great in her skin. A decade later, she discovered weight training and put together a system of plyometrics, circuit training, high-intensity cardio, and more. "I'd never trained like that before, and because of it my body changed significantly," she says. "Between January 2009 and January 2010 I went from 140 pounds and 24 percent body fat to 130 pounds and 16 percent body fat!" She also dropped two sizes. In time, she found herself so passionate about lifting that she became a personal trainer and started competing in bikini competitions and half-marathons. #Fitspo, much?

15 Stories of Women Who Lost Weight Without Fad Dieting

Major weight loss is totally possible — just ask these women, who revamped their habits to feel stronger and healthier than ever.

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