Share your story of the inspiration you've gotten to lose weight.
Did you have an 'Aha' moment?
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Your 'Aha' weight-loss moments

Each week, CNN profiles a person who has reached their "happy weight" -- an ideal number at which they feel fit but not deprived.


Weight gain and obesity trends often make headlines, but many people have found a way to lose weight healthily. What was your epiphany – that “Aha” moment when you realized you could take charge of your health?


This inspiration to get in shape comes in all forms, from seeing an image of yourself on Google Street View to not being able to fit into your favorite pants.


Do you have a weight-loss success story to share? What was your strategy? What was your "Aha" moment? Tell us how you did it -- be sure to include lots of before-and-after pictures -- and you could be featured on


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'From Fatman to Ironman': Dad loses 135 pounds on his way to the finish line

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Heart disease didn't stop her from losing 125 pounds

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