Tweet success! How Senator Claire McCaskill lost 50lb in six months – 140 characters at a time


Tweet success! How Senator Claire McCaskill lost 50lb in six months – 140 characters at a time

Social support network: Senator Claire McCaskill (pictured in March 2010) has credited Twitter with helping her lose 50lb. She says talking about her progress on a public forum helped her to stick to her plan Social support network: Senator Claire McCaskill has credited Twitter with helping her lose 50lb. She says talking about her progress on a public forum helped her to stick to her plan

Social support network: Senator Claire McCaskill (pictured in March 2010, left, and today, right) has credited Twitter with helping her lose 50lb. She says recording her progress in public helped her to stick to her plan

Claire McCaskill

Mission accomplished: The 58-year-old revealed last month that she had reached her goal

Claire McCaskill

Hurdles: Ms McCaskill”s demanding workload and family life presented plenty of challenges