Mississippi Woman Determined To Slim Down Entire Hometown

09/24/2010 12:39 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mississippi may be known for being the fattest state in America. In Vicksburg, however, one woman is trying to change the reputation of her homestate, starting with her own city, CBS News reports.

Last fall Linda Fondren challenged her community to lose weight together. She opened a gym with free days and organizes monthly walks for more than 100 friends and neighbors. In the past year, the city has lost a combined 15,000 pounds.


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