Military Moms' Pledge Nets Nearly 300-Pound Weight Loss

Ann Moyer and Diana Ritchie discuss life before and after being "super morbidly obese."
2:27 | 07/05/13

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Two friends that inspired each other to lose a little bit of weight. More than a little bit of weight. Almost 300 pounds. They're best buds, military moms. And they decided to get healthier together. So, they're sharing their secrets for changing their bodies and their lives with all of us. ♪ they've been best friends for seven years. But this friendship isn't all they've shared. I was morbidly obese. You were morbidly obese. I was supermorbidly obese. For me to do housework, I had a thing, it's called the gripper. I could sit and handle my business with the gripper. Reporter: She can joke about it now. But with her weight at nearly 340 pounds, ann knew she had to change her ways. I was having apnea, stopping breathing in the night. Reporter: That's when she got a call saying she was going on a diet. After I got off the phone with her, I said, you know what? It's time for me to do the same thing. Reporter: And beyond their constant support of each other, they followed five important rules. Ann and diane say, no white flour. Save your storch for healthy stuff. No potato, corn or peas. Eat heavier earlier in the day and lighter at dinner. Always having healthy snacks available. They also believe if you're not starving, you won't binge. So, pay attention to the serving size. Starting real small. And it just built and built and built. Every time I had a hard time, I called my sponsor. That's what we called each other. And anytime she had a hard time, she would call me. Reporter: The results, staggering. Diane lost 111 pounds. Ann, almost 171. Combined, they shed more than 280 pounds. And these best friends continue their journey. They also workout every day. That friendship and support system has made all the difference. I know that we're going to be all right. And I feel like she was a huge part of saving my life. It's true. You don't need to buy a lot of extra stuff. You need support. You need a buddy.

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