Send me your stories!

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If this is you after overcoming a challenge, I want to hear from you!

I love talking to women to find out their stories of change and transformation. In fact, that was one of the things I loved about being the editor of Shape (I just left my position after 5 years to branch out into new areas, this blog being one of them): I got to talk to women across the country about how they got motivated, what tips worked for them, and how they achieved the success they did. Every single woman has a story—and if you’d like to post your story here, send it to me. If you have before and after pictures of weight-loss success, send them to me to share with other women. If you have a picture that inspires confidence in you every time you look at it, send it to me at And if you have a healthy living tip that you want to share, e-mail it to me. Look forward to hearing from you!

Valerie LatonaAbout Valerie Latona
As the former editor in chief of Shape (the active lifestyle magazine) for 5 years, I personally spoke with a lot of women (thousands over the years, from around the nation) and what I found is this: it's not easy to stay healthy, to get (and stay) fit, and to stem the weight gain tide (and even the tide of disease) that inevitably happens to us as we get older.