‘Loser’ set to lose again
Published: Thursday, January 17th, 2013
A year ago at this time, Dawn Ramsey was six months away from her 30th class reunion and wanted to lose 30 pounds before the big event.
Ramsey, a Hermosa resident, joined forces with her sister-in-law and fellow Hermosa resident, Crystal Wiles, to form the “Hermosa Hopefuls”âï¿½ï¿½and set out on the Custer County Chronicle’s “Biggest Loser”âï¿½ï¿½contest, hoping to shed that weight.
Together, the two dominated the competition, with Wiles placing first, Ramsey placing second and the team lapping the field in terms of weight lost. By herself, Ramsey shed 27-1/2 pounds through diet and exercise.
Prior to joining the Chronicle’s “Biggest Loser,”âï¿½ï¿½Ramsey had joined another weight loss contest with nine friends, in which they each paid $50 to enter and the winner took all the cash. That wasn’t nearly as successful as the “Biggest Loser”âï¿½ï¿½proved to be.
“It was very helpful (having a teammate),”âï¿½ï¿½she said.âï¿½ï¿½“We called each other and kept each other in check. We really got down to business two weeks before the weigh-ins.”
Ramsey said she worked out two to three times a week for the first couple of weeks of each month and then worked out virtually every day the last two weeks before each weigh- in.
“The thing Iâï¿½ï¿½like about this is that it’s six months,”âï¿½ï¿½she said.âï¿½ï¿½“It was very exciting (finishing second). We were always first in the team. This year, I’m getting first.”
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