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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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Suavs Footwear Review
Suavs Footwear Review

I always lament the fact that by the time I realize a pair of sneakers, shoes or jeans are going to be one of my favorites, it...

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Lose Weight, Loose Skin? Not so Fast!
Lose Weight, Loose Skin? Not so Fast!

There is an undeniable fascination with weight loss success stories.  The dramatic before and after transformations are a...

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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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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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