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Couple gets fit together in 'The Weighting Game'

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Losing weight is hard enough, but if your husband or wife is downing ice cream while you are trying to eat carrots, it can be difficult to stick to your healthy habits.

"Our marriage has always been strong,” said Anthony Williams.

But like many husbands and wives, Anthony and Karell Williams don't agree on everything.

“I do more weight lifting,” he said.

“Less weight lifting and muscle tone,” she said.

"Last night, I ate maybe five pieces of pizza,” said Anthony.

“I look at pizza and I gain weight,” Karell said.

When they first met, Karell said she weighed about 250 pounds. Anthony said he was always slim.

But after seven years of marriage, Anthony’s weight ballooned by 30 pounds.

“I wasn't feeling my best,” he said.

So when it came to getting healthy, they found common ground.

"It took us awhile to find out what works for him doesn’t work for me,” said Karell.

She watched her sister slim down and got motivated. She could barely walk around the block, but today, she is running 5Ks with her husband. And he's doing Zumba!

"Oh, he can Zumba like nobody else,” she said. “Some of the moves, he's better than me."

“A lot of the moves,” Anthony added.

For them, exercise is now a family affair.

"We'll have a family movie,” said Karell. “The boys will watch a movie and we play the movie in the basement instead of the living room. While they're watching the movie, we are on the treadmill and elliptical."

And they ended their love affair with rice, bread and cheeses -- staples of their vegetarian diet.

"You have to count the calories,” Anthony said.

Anthony is back to his wedding weight. Karell has lost 80 pounds.

He loved her regardless of size before the weight loss and the couple is even closer now.

“You have to support your spouse no matter what they're doing,” he said.

When she gets to her ideal weight, Karell's wish is to buy a wedding dress and have the dream wedding they never had.

“Without his support, I wouldn't be here,” said Karell.

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