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Pounds fall off Vaught

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - He's working on becoming Albany's biggest loser and so far, he's doing a pretty good job.

Deputy EMA director Jim Vaught underwent lap-band surgery On September 22nd. Since his surgery, he's had to buy a new pair of pants, and already, his wife has had to take the new ones in.

Two weeks before his surgery he weighed in at 457 pounds. On Wednesday, he stepped on the scales again, 43 pounds lighter. 

"I've noticed a complete difference in my ability to walk across a parking lot, go upstairs, spring in the step as opposed to feeling that it was a very tiresome type thing," said Vaught. "I'm still over 400 pounds, but I've noticed a radical difference in the way I feel already."

Vaught's goal is to lose about 20 pounds a month for the next year, bringing him back down to around 200 pounds.

He says the fact that all of Southwest Georgia is watching his progress on WALB, may make that easier to achieve.

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