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What I Know For Sure

A FEW MONTHS AGO, I invited ten WW members and their guests to one of my favorite places on earth to relax and restore: Maui.

Sky, ocean, the sunrise over Haleakalā, green fields, rolling hills, forests of eucalyptus trees and hydrangeas—that’s the Maui that calls me home again and again.

On my ranch there, I have acres of organic farmland producing every vegetable you ever thought you might want to eat.

It’s a bountiful life that feels even more gratifying when I can share it.

And share we did: stories of renewal and triumph.

There was Jessica, who, after losing 71 pounds on WW, says she finally understands how taking time to care for herself is good not only for her, but also for her marriage and family.

And Gracie, who lost 119 pounds on WW! Though she worked in her father’s gym before joining, Gracie’s weight made her too self-conscious to exercise in front of people. Working the program helped her realize she is capable of that and so much more.

Scott lost 25 pounds on WW because heart disease runs in his family, and he and his wife are the parents of seven children. With so many people depending on him, he knew he had to make changes if he wanted to be there for them over the long haul.

After Will lost 49 pounds on WW, he signed up for flying lessons. He says this is the first time in years he’s been in control of his health.

I thought the time in

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