Pleasanton Weekly: Losing 75 pounds feels ‘great’, San Ramon teacher says

Lisa Vela, 49, wasn’t bothered by gaining a few pounds each year — until she saw a photo of herself posted by a friend on Facebook.

“I really saw myself for the first time,” said Vela, a fourth-grade teacher who lives in San Ramon with her husband and two children. “I didn’t think I looked as horrible as I did.”

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