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Lori Gebhard (left) and Shannon Mehls (right) with JA Counter & Associates in New Richmond present checks to two of the winners in the "2013 Lose Weight in 8" challenge. Adam Snegosky (center left) and Josh Pals (center right) were part of the "Wii Not Fit 2" team that took the top $1,000 prize. The two team members missing from the picture are Anthony Rubis and Charles Sowa.

Losing 67 lbs. in 8 weeks!

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The completion of the second annual "Lose Weight in 8" challenge proves that a little motivation can help participants shed a few pounds.


A total of 248 people participated in this year's eight-week weight loss program, sponsored by JA Counter & Associates, HealthPartners and the New Richmond Vitality Initiative. The participants competed in four-person teams and 62 teams were registered.

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