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Home workout videos help iReporter lose 200 pounds

By Karol Brinkley, CNN
November 18, 2013 -- Updated 1333 GMT (2133 HKT)
In 2006, Rebecca Privitera's weight was in the high 200s. She lost a pregnancy at 24 weeks and felt like her body had turned on her. She knew she had to lose weight, but it would be years before she actually did. In 2006, Rebecca Privitera's weight was in the high 200s. She lost a pregnancy at 24 weeks and felt like her body had turned on her. She knew she had to lose weight, but it would be years before she actually did.
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Losing weight while working out at home
Losing weight while working out at home
Losing weight while working out at home
Losing weight while working out at home
Losing weight while working out at home
Losing weight while working out at home
Losing weight while working out at home
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Rebecca Privitera lost 211 pounds in just over two years
  • At her peak weight, she was 381 pounds; now she weighs 170
  • Her husband, Justin, told her she had to lose weight the old-fashioned way
  • Privitera has lost most of her weight by completing in-home exercise DVDs

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(CNN) -- Rebecca Privitera desperately wanted to lose the excess weight she had carried around her entire life. In 2010, she had the opportunity to do it when her employer organized a company weight loss challenge.

But when she lined up to weigh in, Privitera realized the scale wouldn't hold her 381-pound frame.