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Weight Lost: How This 50-Year-Old Woman Dropped 46 Pounds

This 50-Year-Old Is Now 140 Pounds -- Here's How She Did It
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WHO: Teresa Labonte

AGE: 50

CITY: Winnipeg

By The Numbers: 186 at my heaviest, currently 140, for a total weight loss of 46 pounds

The Weight Gain: I was always kind of on the chubby side. I remember pictures of myself under eight, where I was a skinny kid. At around 10, I started putting on a little weight gradually.

I remember one summer with my cousins when I was 13 and we went on a diet where you ate only certain foods each day. One day was only bananas and one day you ate a lot of soup — these were the diets I tried.

The Final Straw: I spent most of my adult life, between age 20 and 45, dieting, exercising, losing weight, then gaining it back. I tried numerous things over the years, so called diet pills, diets that were low-carb , diet shakes, etc. Step aerobics, exercise videos, and gym memberships. The same thing would happen over and over: lose the weight, then gain it back.

I was in my early 40s, and figured this was how it was going to be. I would be tired all the time, overweight and barely able to climb my stairs without being out of breath.

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