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Hello, my name is Charlene

My weight gain, like many women experience, was gradual — a few pounds in college, a few more in law school. My weight continued to increase steadily, and I weighed much more than I had dreamt of for my wedding day. I remember tearfully telling my best friend that I couldn’t believe I weighed 170 pounds. Despite trying everything from Atkins to Weight Watchers, the scale continued to climb, and to my shock and horror, one day I hit 208 pounds.

After losing close to 100 pounds, I was featured as a weight loss and fitness success story in Good Housekeeping Magazine and I was inundated with people messaging me to ask “how did you do it?” I started answering all kinds of questions on Facebook, and eventually became known as FBJ (a nickname which was short for Facebook Jillian, after Jillian Michaels as I was always trying to encourage and inspire people to lose weight and to get fit and healthy.) It took on a life of its own and I created a separate Facebook page called FBJ Fit where I give fun, funny, but firm fitness and diet tips and advice to thousands of followers.

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10 Minute Chair Workout
10 Minute Chair Workout

Do you sometimes feel as though you’re practically chained to your chair?  With so much of our lives tied to our PCs...

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Jennifer Gimenez: From Runways and Anorexia to Rehab and Obesity to Finding Herself
Jennifer Gimenez: From Runways and Anorexia to Rehab and Obesity to Finding Herself

by: Amanda Webster There are many things that make me cringe. Running into an ex-boyfriend unexpectedly at the store, for...

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Interview with Sarah Joy Brown
Interview with Sarah Joy Brown

“Staying within the lines may make you more acceptable, but outside the lines is where true art is born.”   Sarah Joy...

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My Journey

I Lost 96 Pounds: Here’s What No One Told Me About Losing A Lot Of Weight

My “aha” moment that I needed to change my life came after a receptionist at a day spa embarrassed me when I had to ask for a larger robe because the “one size fits all” robe quite simply didn’t fit. It was in that moment that I realized I no longer recognized myself, and I began my relentless assault on the 96 pounds that had gradually crept onto my body.

by Charlene Bazarian

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