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Shannon Collins

Fishers, Indiana

Stats: 41 • 125 lb •5’4”

Gig: Registered nurse

Taking Control. Growing up, Shannon Collins was able to eat whatever she wanted without consequence, but that habit caught up to her as she hit her mid 30s. By 2015, she had reached her heaviest weight, 162 pounds — the same weight she had been in her ninth month of pregnancy. Collins sidelined her cardio addiction and committed to strength training five to six days per week — and lost nearly 30 pounds in two years.

Like many of us, Collins hit a plateau as she worked to shed that last 10 pounds, so she turned the screws on her eating habits. After much research,

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