Monthly Archives: May 2017

Formerly Overweight Nurse Loses Over 70 Lbs.: 'I Didn't Want to Be a Contradiction to My Patients'

Health/ May 30, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

This article originally appeared on People.com.  Megan McGee started gaining weight when she got involved in an unhealthy relationship. “I stopped doing all the things I used to do like seeing friends and going to the gym, so I became quite isolated,” the Middlesex, England-based nurse, 26, tells PEOPLE. Then she decided to break free. “When I started reconnecting with my

Read More

Ashley Graham Maintains Her Body Year-Round But Sometimes Still Feels Shy in a Bathing Suit

Health/ May 30, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

[brightcove:5421675919001 default] This article originally appeared on People.com.  Summer is almost here, but Ashley Graham doesn’t need to do any special preparation — the model says she feels good in her body all year long. “I try to stay consistent throughout the year, and when I have a heavy week I have meals delivered to my house so that I’m making healthy choices,”

Read More

How I Swam, Biked, and Ran My Way to a 70 Lb. Weight Loss

Health/ May 29, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

Cris Wade, 47, 6'1", from Sacramento, California Before: 235 lb., size 16/18 After: 165 lb., size 8/10 Total pounds lost: 70 lb. Total sizes lost: 4 I never had weight problems until after I had children. Having two kids in two years—and leaning on a diet of fast food—made the numbers on the scale start to climb. By August 2008, I was 235 pounds, depressed, and low on energy. I realized that if

Read More

How This Aspiring Nutritionist Lost 107 Lbs.— and Encouraged Her Family to Lose a Total of 275 Lbs.

Health/ May 25, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

[brightcove:5446606206001 default] “Watch the full episodes of We Lost 100 Pounds! now on the new People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Go to  PEOPLE.com/PEN or download the PEN app on your favorite device. This article originally appeared on People.com.  Hannah Jenkins says that she was never bullied for her size. She reached her highest weight — 278 lbs. — when she was in seventh grade, but “growing up

Read More

'I Lost 40 Pounds So I Could Donate My Kidney to My Friend'

Health/ May 24, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

I hadn't heard from my friend Chris in over three years when a post from him showed up in my Facebook feed last autumn: he needed a new kidney to live. I could hardly believe it. When we worked together as restaurant servers 10 years ago outside of Pittsburgh, Chris played softball and volleyball. In his late 20s then, he was

Read More

Husband and Wife Lost More Than 200 Lbs. by Embracing Health Together: 'We Keep Each Other Strong'

Health/ May 23, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

[brightcove:5445259992001 default] This article originally appeared on People.com.  At 311 lbs. and 5’8″, Brenda Bennett could no longer do some of the things she loved, like being active outdoors. “I remember hiking with my family in June 2014 and I was exhausted and couldn’t do the full hike,” says the Elko, Nevada mom of three.  “I was so upset about it.

Read More

Lena Dunham's Trainer Tracy Anderson Says She Wanted to 'Feel Better' and Not Make Her Body 'Look Different'

Health/ May 15, 2017/ Fitness/ 0 comments

This article originally appeared on People.com.  When it comes to telling the truth about health, trainer and fitness entrepreneur Tracy Anderson doesn’t have much faith in Hollywood. But there are a few celebrities she does have faith in, and one of them is Lena Dunham. [brightcove:5430484295001 default] “That’s what I love about her — because she speaks straight and speaks

Read More