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Charlotte DeBose, 37, of Suwanee, drops 60 pounds

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Read her success story! Before and after fitness success motivation from women who hit their weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Learn their workout tips get inspiration! | TheWeighWeWere.comFormer weight: 200 pounds

Current weight: 140 pounds


Pounds lost: 60

Height: 5 feet 2 inches


• How long she’s kept it off: “Almost 2 1/2 years. I started in July 2006,” says DeBose.


• Personal life: “I work for a distributor of non-drug allergy and asthma products inDuluth,Ga.,” she says. “I live inSuwanee,Ga., with my husband and son, Alvin DeBose Sr. and Alvin (A.J.) DeBose Jr.”


• Turning point: “About 11 years ago I lost my mom to a stroke, brought on by high blood pressure, which runs in my family,” says DeBose. “I also had a high blood pressure scare, which made me decide to lose the weight. I began working with the Weight Watchers program at first. That lasted for several months, but I didn’t start exercising until a couple of months later.”

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• Diet plan: “My breakfast consists of one egg with two slices of turkey bacon and one whole-wheat waffle with fruit, followed by a snack of bananas, cereal bar or almonds,” she says. “Lunch is salad with chicken cutlets and light salad dressing, a turkey sandwich on wheat bread or a tuna sandwich; dinner is baked chicken with vegetables.”


• Exercise routine: “I work out seven days a week for an hour at Lifetime Fitness,” she says. “My exercise consists of step aerobics, strength-training, kickbox cardio and cycling.”


• Biggest challenge: “My biggest challenge was getting started, because I was not active at the time and it was hard to break my old habits,” she says. “I had little energy and less confidence. That’s when I made the decision to join Weight Watchers.”

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• How life has changed: “I have so much energy and confidence now. A goal of mine is to compete in a 10K and a triathlon,” she says. “Today I’m healthier, my attitude is great and life is good.”


Source: AJC

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