Amy Daggett, Allegro's graphic designer, was the last person anyone could imagine ever having a weight problem.  I've worked with her for nearly 20 years and she's always been thin, muscular and athletic.  Just goes to show you that given the right circumstances,  anyone can end up fighting the battle of the bulge.   Her 42 lb. weight loss was inspiring, to say the least. 

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Unfortunately most of us can't blame our extra pudge on a baby.  I've gained and lost the same 10 lbs. for at least 10 years.  Luckily, I never stray too far from the middle -- but I'd sure like to lower that set point!  It's exhausting. 

To that end, I've spent a fair amount of time lately trying to take my own advice, devising Healthy Resolutions that Work.  My boyfriend Todd and I have the same yo-yo dieting pattern.  We've broken it down to reveal that we do great when we're home, exercising regularly and sticking to a healthy, moderate eating plan.  But when we travel, it all goes out the window.   SlimFast for breakfast?  Not likely, especially when we're on a cruise or eating our way through Italy.  We have some work to do on the travel plan, but at least we've isolated that as part of the equation.  More to come.

Do you need some tools to be successful in your weight loss or fitness plan?  See our Weight Loss Help section and Exercise/Fitness category.  You'll be inspired, i promise.

Amy's program of choice was Weight Watchers.  Do you have a favorite method of weight loss?  What works for you?  What doesn't work?  Share your story below!