Couple lose more than 260 kg for their wedding day

By Pieter van Zyl
15 May 2017

“The couple that trains together, stays together.”

Both of them are literally half the size they were two years ago.

He’s lost more than 208 kgs and she lost about 54 kg. This after they met each other at the Mission Fitness gym in New York.

“It’s a match made in heaven,” says Nick Murphy, who was Ronnie Browser and Andrew Masella’s personal trainer and also the best man at their wedding on Saturday in Syracuse, New York in America.

“This is a story you could make a movie about!” And the newlywed couple fully agreed with him.

“I often thought before I met Ronnie, ‘What am I going to do? I hope I meet someone that lives healthy too, because otherwise I could just go backwards',” Andrea (24) told ABCNews

“I was depressed, addicted to pills and alcohol, eating 10 double cheeseburgers or two large pizzas at a time,” Ronnie (32) said.

“My turning point was when my doctor told me if I kept on like this I’d be dead before I was 30. I was 28.”

Ronnie posted about his weight loss journey on Facebook and Andrea started to follow him. Then in 2015 she actually ran into Ronnie.

“I was just really inspired by him and I thought he was super cute,” she says. “We started talking at the gym, and I hate to sound cliché, but it was love at first sight.”

If you ask them now what their secret is for a happy and healthy relationship, they reveal:

Ronnie Browser, a bus driver, weighed more 306 kg in 2013 while Andrea Masella, a hairdresser, weighed more than 113 kg in 2014. To shed the kilos Ronnie stopped using alcohol and pills, followed a low carb diet and started exercising.

“Both of us came from a place where food was our coping mechanism,” says Andrea. “We’ve gone through counselling and have figured out why we ate that way.”

And if the happy couple has children, they’ll teach from a young age how to eat properly and get enough exercise.

Sources:syracuse.com, nypost.com, abcnews.go.com.

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