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Upstate woman loses more than 50lbs

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Catherine DuPont works out at Coops Fitness. (File/FOX Carolina) Catherine DuPont works out at Coops Fitness. (File/FOX Carolina)

Catherine DuPont said life was difficult being overweight.  

"I was extremely overweight.  I was really unhappy and just never comfortable in my clothes," DuPont said. 

 She said she finally got fed up in June 2010 at 30 years old.  

"I decided I was too young to be feeling this way and time to make a change," she said. 

So, she decided to try the Ultra Fit program at Coop's Health and Fitness with trainer Kenyon Mathews.  She admits it was challenging along the way.    

"I think the hard part was at first learning all the rules about what to eat and what not to eat," DuPont said.

She said after getting her nutrition together, she really saw how her outlook on life drastically changed once she lost a little more than 50 pounds. 

"It has changed my energy level.  I'm happy and motivated.  I want to go out and do things.  I actually want to live my life," she said. 

Her weight loss journey even inspired her to put an Ultra Fit healthy menu in City Range restaurants here in the Upstate where she works.  She said healthy food options and making that first step helped her.  It's something she hopes inspires you too.  

"I want to encourage others to commit to a certain amount of time and then when you've seen those results, that will keep you going," DuPont said.      

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