Born-Again Bellies: Five Success Stories

Learn how these five women lost inches in their waists.

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Cindy Finch, age 51

Glendale, Restaurant owner and YMCA member-services rep


What made the difference?: One-on-one diet counseling


ATE: 1,500 calories daily


IN 6 Months LOST: 11 inches in lower abs 3 inches in the waist 23 lbs

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Wendi Goldman, age 47

Van Nuys, Personal organizer and interior designer for children with special sensory needs


What made the difference?: De-stressing with five days a week of exercise


ADDED: 3 daily meals


IN 1 year LOST: 6 inches from waist 37 lbs


BOUGHT (AND WORE): 1 white bikini bought

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Karen Flakes, age 50

Canyon country, Elementary school teacher


What made the difference?: Eating more calories every day


ADDED: 2 daily snacks 500 more calories a day


IN Three Years LOST: 2 pant sizes

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Roberta Ricks, age 57

Granada Hills, Systems analyst


What made the difference?: Becoming a dancer again


ADDED: 3 dance workouts a week


IN 1 year LOST: 4 pant sizes 38 pounds

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Mimi Fleischman, age 60

Los Angeles, Exercise studio owner


What made the difference?: Taking, then teaching, classes


ADDED: 6 days of exercise a week


IN 8 weeks LOST: 4 inches from waist


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First Published Tue, 2009-12-15 13:35

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