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Melissa Hunt, 26, of Athens sheds 53 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: 190 pounds


• Current weight: 137 pounds


Pounds lost: 53 pounds


• Height: 5 feet 4 inches


• How long she’s kept it off: “I started with Weight Watchers on April 14, 2008,” says Hunt, who reached her goal in September; she’s kept it off for six months.


• Personal life: “I have a wonderful husband named Philip [who] is currently training for deployment with the Army,” says Hunt. “I work at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine as a registered veterinary technician.” She also works part-time as a tax preparer at H&R Block, “which is quite fun this year since my regular clients haven’t seen me since I lost weight.” She and her husband live inAthens.


• Turning point: “My husband proposed Feb. 15, 2008, and I wanted to lose a little weight for the [August] wedding,” she says. “Also, I really needed to lose weight for my health. I did not like having high blood pressure at my age, and my joints ached.”


• Diet plan: Breakfast is coffee with a granola bar. For lunch, she has a frozen meal with fruit or yogurt. She reaches for fruit or granola in the afternoon. Dinner is lean meat with vegetables and potatoes or brown rice; she has dessert every day before bed.


• Exercise routine: “I try to get one hour of cardio a day and one hour of weights three days per week,” she says. “I am trying to add in Pilates for some stretching and core work.”


• Biggest challenge: “My biggest challenge was finding things my husband and I both liked and were healthy,” she says. “He is a tall guy that never gains. I try to make regular comfort foods and use leaner, less fattening ingredients with smaller portions for me.”


• How life has changed: “Shopping is finally fun,” she says. “I can buy clothes and look trendy — they don’t make a lot of trendy clothes for young people in plus sizes.”


Source: AJC

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