Chantel Hobbs was twenty-nine years old and weighed nearly three hundred fifty pounds when she reached a point of desperation. Her decision to change her life in early 2001 led to her development of a nutrition, exercise, and motivation program that resulted in the loss of two hundred pounds. Her inspiring story has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, the Bravo Network, and as a cover story in People. Chantel ran her first marathon in 2005 and has run several more since. She is a certified spinning instructor, a personal trainer, and a running coach. A frequent motivational speaker, Chantel’s no-nonsense approach to weight loss and fitness has won her a grateful following nationwide, and she keeps her fans committed to healthy living through her newsletters and Web advice at www.chantelhobbs.com. Chantel lives in Coral Springs, Florida, with her husband and their four children.