GMA's Tory Johnson discusses weight battle

Contributer Tory Johnson on Good Morning America.

September 10, 2013 12:21:00 PM PDT
You may know Good Morning America contributor Tory Johnson for her Deals and Steals segments designed to save you money. But what you may not know is how she saved her own health.

Johnson lost 72 pounds in the last 20 months. She says she had been overweight since second grade; forging notes to get out of Physical Education classes and wearing a blue wedding dress to hide her size. Johnson also avoided the doctor for 10 years.

Johnson revealed her life-changing moment came when her boss suggested a wardrobe makeover. She then decided to make a permanent lifestyle change.

She reveals more keys to her success in her new book, "The Shift: How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life."