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Debbie Hensch was well on her way in the summer of 2010 when she was inte

Bagging the pants


How many of us want to lose weight? It’s probably easier to count those who aren’t happy with what the scale, or the way their clothes fit, is telling them. But the decision to really make a lifestyle change, that’s a little different. That’s hard. 

Debbie Hensch knows a thing or two about it. 

She lost 250 pounds. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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