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Couple's son inspires them to lose weight

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POSTED: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 9:57am

UPDATED: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 10:00am


Millions of Americans struggle every year with weight loss.

For Tim and Melanie Howie of Longview their son was motivation enough to lose and keep their weight off.

The couples youngest son has spina bifida causing partial paralysis in his legs.

Melanie tells KETK two years ago it was difficult for her to carry her son and play with him on the playground.

That's when the couple went on a diet and started to exercise.

The couple tells KETK the key to their weight loss was persistence.

The couple has lost over 160 pounds thanks to exercise and a Weight Watchers diet.

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