Name: Alyce Comer
Previous Weight: 252 pounds
Current Weight: 167 pounds
Weight Lost: 85 pounds
How I Lost It
I started a clothing-swap party. My daughter Jamie, 24, and I both began losing weight on Weight Watchers and soon none of our clothes fit. So now every month we gather a group of friends together at a different house—new members are always joining—to exchange gently used items. Each woman brings what she can and takes what she wants.
I prepare fresh foods. My favorite is a salsa using tomatoes, onions, and peppers from our garden. I add garlic and onion powders, garlic salt, tomato paste, and vinegar. And since we like it hot, I leave the pepper seeds in. It goes perfectly with baked tortilla chips.
I started walking. My husband and I try to cover at least 3 miles every day. When he’s not with me my substitute companion is a Keith Urban CD. His upbeat songs keep me motivated.