How One Woman Lost 62 Pounds Walking

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About three years ago, Sara Johnson gave birth to her second child—and faced the fact that she weighed 200 pounds. Sara had put on 20 pounds following a miscarriage in 2005 and retained 35 pounds after delivering her second child. With two little ones, Sara, now 35, realized she had to take better care of herself. “I knew I needed to get in shape so I could be a great mom for my children,” she says.

walk-off-weight walk-off-weight ). Sara's favorite trick? She trades salad dressing for a pinch of garlic salt.

BeforeNow

Pounds:

200

135

Size:

16

6

Total lost:

65 lbs.

Her gift: Marathon goodies!
Sara's training for the Walt Disney World marathon in January. To outfit her, New Balance gave her a pair of NBx 2-inch Cocona split shorts, and the NBx Cocona sleeveless tank, a pair of NB 758 training shoes, and the 2009 Nduro Mini athletic watch; NewBalance.com for retailers.

Go Sara!