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At the beginning of 2010, Ana stepped on a scale at her neighbor's house and realized that she needed to make a change if she wanted to start living the life she really wanted to live. Now just a few short months later, she's dropped 31 lbs and is using her self-determination - and her rock collection - to continue on her path towards her goal weight.

Ana grew up in a family of overweight people, and found it hard to convince her family that dropping from her then 190 lbs to a healthier 145 lbs was doable.

Unsatisfied with the skepticism she received from her family, Ana knew she needed to find some concrete support and encouragement if she was going to make any real meaningful changes to her lifestyle. That's when she turned to the Internet - and Diet.com - for help.

Ana, who goes by the Diet.com username Zurda, says she didn't even own a scale back in January. "I didn't own a scale then so I weighed myself at my neighbor's and was badly shocked at the reading," she tells Diet.com. "I later learned that, according to my height, had I gained just 3 more pounds, I would have reached a BMI classifying me as 'obese.'"

Over the last few months, Ana has rediscovered her love of veggies and fresh foods. Finding new ways to enjoy healthy foods was an invaluable trick for her.

In one Diet.com blog back in January, she wrote, "The key to remaining faithful to your diet is to find the food you eat enjoyable. If you find that something is too boring for words, find a way to liven it up or try an equally healthy replacement for it. And ...    Continue

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@ 6:40am ET on April 12, 2010 Ana - thanks for the motivation!! I do love the rock idea!! And Bailey thanks for highlighting Ana's story!!
Patty
@ 10:17am ET on April 12, 2010 Thanks for the motivation! Every bit of encouragement helps! I love walking, too, but I think I need to add more intesity and do weight work in between (my body is accustomed to walking) :-)
@ 3:23pm ET on April 12, 2010 I'm so proud of you, Ana! You have transformed, girl! Keep it up! ~Sara :o)
@ 4:44pm ET on April 12, 2010 Wow Ana that's sooo awesome! GREAT job!
@ 4:48pm ET on April 12, 2010 Thanks, everybody, and thank you too, Bailey, for such a nice blog post!
--Ana--
@ 11:43pm ET on April 12, 2010 Yay, Ana! So cool that your story's getting highlighted! You're doing awesome. :)
@ 11:49am ET on April 14, 2010 Congratulations! That is such good news :)
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