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When cancer survivor Marissa Jaret Winokur was diagnosed with high-cholesterol, she was forced to make a difficult decision of going on high cholesterol medication or commit to some serious weight loss in order to save her health. The Retired at 35 star made the brave decision to embark on a lengthy weight loss journey.
Seven months and 60 pounds later, she definitely needs a new wardrobe considering she has gone down seven dress sizes! "I thought I'd try to lose 20 pounds and see what happened," she told a Us Weekly's Ingrid Meilan.
According to the Huffington Post, Winokur’s new slim figure caught some major attention at the premiere of "Wreck-It Ralph" last Monday night.
Her secret; the age-old theory of calories-in, calories-out with the help of the app My Fitness Pal to track her caloric intake. Winokur gives advice to anyone out there trying to lose weight saying, "It was the little steps. I think it worked because I was genuinely doing it for myself."
She is truly inspirational and encourages, "If I can [lose weight], anyone can!"