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Daily Herald copy editor Melynda Findlay lost 45 pounds during the Fittest Loser competition.

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Daily Herald copy editor Melynda Findlay before the competition.

Photos by Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

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It's hard to believe how much things have changed since I started this Fittest Loser journey three months ago. I was a sedentary 44-year-old ex-smoker whose diet was mostly grilled cheese sandwiches and frozen pizza. Looking back actually makes me cringe a little and wonder what the heck I was thinking. (Except the ex-smoker part. That was a good choice.) But that's all changed.
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