Nebraska sisters lose 270 pounds combined

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — Two Nebraska sisters have been supporting each other as they dieted and exercised their way to a combined weight loss of 270 pounds.

Forty-nine-year-old Kathy Ladehoff, of Columbus, is overjoyed by her loss of 160 pounds over the past year. She told the Columbus Telegram (http://bit.ly/1dKxLtW) that's she finally living, "not just existing."

Ladehoff's 44-year-old sister, Wendy Konz, of Genoa (jeh-NOH'-uh), weighed 335 pounds at one point. She's lost 110 pounds and has dropped from a size 26 down to size 16.

To drop the weight, they exercised, changed their diets and eating habits and took a weight loss supplement.

Their mutual goal is to reach 150 pounds.

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Information from: Columbus Telegram, http://www.columbustelegram.com

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