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Lose 10 Pounds In 30 Days: Weigh-In Time

Posted November 30, 2005

— Losing weight is a matter of setting goals and sticking to them. A month ago, Dr. Allen Mask and a group of WRAL employees set a 30-day goal to lose 10 pounds. Did they reach their goal?

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  • A month ago, nutritionist Beth Collins introduced the group to 10 principles for healthy eating. Group members kept food diaries that reflect smaller portions, more fruits, vegetables and whole grains plus less sugar and fat.

    The pounds will not drop off without regular exercise. News editor Lori Foushee was afraid she was not making progress.

    "Oh my gosh, I have lost weight. I lost five pounds," she said.

    Most in the challenge group did not reach the 10-pound goal, but they are still smiling.

    "I've lost six pounds. It's not the 10 pounds we were shooting for but that's six pounds," said news producer Kyle Hughes.

    "I don't want you to get discouraged if you didn't meet the 10-pound goal. It's very common for people not to lose that much weight at one time," Collins told the group.

    News photographer Dave McCorkle said it is a good start.

    "It's really just about making better choices," he said.

    Dr. Mask even lost seven pounds in the challenge. The average weight loss for the group was six pounds. The person who lost the most weight was Health Team Producer Rick Armstrong, who lost 10 pounds.


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