The Buddy System Works!

16 January 2014

Anne and Diane’s friendship began in Chesapeake in 2006 when their husbands were both stationed in South Hampton Roads with the Navy. Both women were stay-at-home moms raising young children, and over the years and after each pregnancy, they found themselves heavier than the year before. In 2011, they made a resolution to finally do something about their weight, and together that is exactly what they have done. They have collectively lost over 300 pounds through exercising, eating right, and being accountable to each other.

Everyone has marveled at their dedication to being fit and healthy, and this past year Diane’s husband wrote to CNN’s iReport about their progress. CNN picked up the story, then Good Morning America and 13 News Now. This month you can see them on several channels in the South Hampton Roads area advertising for the Y by sharing their story.

Now Anne and Diane have added “celebrity” to their many titles, but more than anything, they are an inspiration to those that their lives have touched through their incredible weight loss journey.