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Yakima bests Yuma, Ariz. in weight-loss competition

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YAKIMA--The weight loss competition between two of the fattest cities in the United States came to end Saturday.

In February, a survey by QualityHealth named Yakima and Yuma, Arizona the eighth and second fattest cities, respectively, in the country.

That led to an eight-week weight loss competition between the two similarly sized towns.

At the final weigh-in Saturday, Yakima's eight-person team was a combined 155 pounds lighter than two months ago.  They lost nearly nine percent of their body weight.

That's two percent and 30 more pounds than Yuma's team.  One dieter shares her secrets.

"I didn't eat past 7:00 at night," Renee Smith, who lost 25 pounds over the course of the competition, said.  "I worked out usually every other day, usually at least an hour."

In all, Yakima participants lost more than 1,400 pounds.