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TERRY BONHAM PHOTOGRAPHY Rick Nix, seen here with his partner, Narvie Jo Fair, is committed to keeping the weight off. "I am so happy and grateful to have reached my goal," he says. GOOD HEALTH: The Gift That Keeps on Giving By N. Marie Dries Rick Nix, of Michigan, does not believe in quick fixes. Having worked in education and human development for many years, he knows very well that real personal transformation comes from within. In his view, no new pill or fancy product can ever guarantee long-term success in weight management or life matters. So while his longtime partner, Narvie Jo Fair, tried various commercial weight-loss programs over the years, Rick was supportive 28 HEALTHY & ACTIVE 2014 but not inclined to join. "I told her that when she found one that was conscientious and concerned about people—and not driven by selling products—I would join," he says. Then came Christmas 2010. It had been a tough year. Money was tight, and Rick was

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