Cove woman asks for more than good health this holiday

A member of Cove Fitness works out at the RPM class on November 23, 2013.  

If you’re still munching today on Thanksgiving leftovers, you're not alone.

The average weight gain during the holiday season is 5 pounds. Texans are getting fatter and fatter and the Lonestar state now ranks as the 10th most obese state in the country, according to a report by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Texas ranked 12th in 2011 and 13th in 2010. More than 30 percent of Texans are considered obese and another 30 percent are considered overweight, according to the report.

Tonnia Phelps of Copperas Cove did more than just ask Santa for good health. She took matters into her own hands when she climbed on the scale and weighed in at 299 pounds in November 2010.

Read about Tonnia's amazing transformation and tips from personal trainers and a nutritionist on how to avoid holiday weight gain in Friday's Copperas Cove Herald.

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