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Remember your New Year's resolution to lose some weight?

June 22, 2008 | 10:03 am

Look_its_zev Nothing like a ferocious heat wave that calls for shorts and swimsuits to remind you that, despite those fervent Champagne-soaked promises to exercise and lose weight, that really, this year's the year, not much has changed since Jan. 1. But don't despair - our very own Jeannine Stein is here with the stories of six people who lost (and have kept off) the extra pounds.

Approaches mixed a variety of diets (including meat-free for the veggies among us) and a surprising array of exercise programs. Zev Yaroslavsky (he's in the photo) added running to a low-fat diet. The common thread - the people in the profiles lost weight and are keeping it off.

Plenty of ideas, tips and inspiration in the accompanying stories.

Lots more great stories in our weekly Health section.

--Veronique de Turenne

Photo: Allen J. Schaben