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The best celebrity weight loss stories of 2011

By: Michael d'Estries on Dec. 29, 2011, 8:33 a.m.
Sen. Claire McCaskill official portrait for 112th Congress

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Sen. Claire McCaskill

What’s the best way to inspire yourself to get healthy? According to Claire McCaskill of Missouri, you need to make a public declaration. The 58-year-old U.S. senator announced on Twitter that she was tired of “looking and feeling fat” and had decided to do something about it. Six months later, she revealed she had lost more than 50 pounds.