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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:00 am

Financial adviser Debbi Lavinsky says she’s had a couple of wake-up calls in her life. But the real wake-up call came after she saw the photos from her daughter’s 2009 wedding. “It didn’t look like me — at least, who I thought I looked like,” she says.

About six months before the wedding, Lavinsky, the wife of Beth El Congregation’s Rabbi Arthur Lavinsky, had started running and lost 10 pounds. But after seeing the photos, she says, “That’s when I got more serious about losing [weight]. I decided it was time to start focusing on me.” All told, she had gained more than 70 pounds.

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