Meet 3 couples who shed pounds through dedication, willpower—and the buddy system

Ronnie & Andrea Brower

Ronnie Brower’s weight struggles started in high school. “I had no direction in life and would just party and eat,” says the 32-year-old truck driver from Syracuse. “When my friends went to college, I got more depressed and was just drinking, doing drugs and eating—I was out of control.” He reached 675 lbs. by 2013, when his doctor said he

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