Have a weight-loss success story? We want to hear from you!

Maybe you've incorporated a trip to the local gym into your daily routine or you've traded in fast food for salads, fruits and lean proteins. Whatever your method, we want the details.

We're looking for Long Islanders who have made significant lifestyle changes to shed unwanted pounds (and keep them off). Share your story and it might be published in our biweekly health feature, Dropping LBs.

Here's what we need from you:

E-mail us (ann.smukler@newsday.com) your name, town and the best number to reach you at. Please feel free to attach before and after photos. You should also include information in the following sections...

Vitals: Age, starting weight, current weight

Diet: What do you eat every day? What did you used to eat? How did your diet change?

Exercise: What is your weekly fitness routine?

Why you did it: What made you want to lose the weight? When did you start making changes? How has the weight loss impacted your life?

We'll follow up to ask additional questions. Because of the high volume of submissions, it generally takes us at least one month to get back to you.

Thank you.