Lifestyle 180 12-Week Progress Report 04-20-2016

Top weight loss 12 weeks

You might not be aware that we have a class of more than 100 students enrolled in our 18-week long course called Lifestyle 180. We only offer it twice a year. The current class started January 27th, 2016 so the students are now 12 weeks in. Our top male student (Chris A.) has lost 50 pounds on the nose thus far and our top female student (Bionerd) has lost 36.7 pounds in just 12 weeks! What's with the nicknames? We allow our students to provide a nickname to preserve their privacy but still ...

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