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EAST TEXAS (KYTX) -- The 10 in 10 Fit City Challenge takes its message to lose weight and live a healthier life to the kids.

With three weeks down and seven more to go until judgement day, Tyler Morning Telegraph publisher Nelson Clyde wanted the students at Andy Woods to know that they have the power to make good decisions from the food they eat to the exercise they get.

Clyde also told his cheering squad of second grade students, it was actually his own children who first told him they wanted him to lose weight.

"It's one thing to tell kids we need to have a healthy lifestyle," he said. "It's another to say, 'do you love your mom and dad, give them a hug and say you're to heavy and need to lose weight.'"

Then his friend, Tyler City Manager Mark McDaniel, gave him another nudge by challenging him to drop 10 pounds in 10 weeks or lose his locks. 

Clyde started at 281 pounds, now he's down to 267. That's 14 pounds in just three weeks, but the biggest difference for Clyde is how he feels.

"Haven't felt this good in 10 years easily," he said.

PE Teachers at Andy Woods hope this will inspire students to work just as hard on their fitness.
"I think it's important to see adults continue to exercise because we talk about exercise here at Andy Woods," Happi Byrne said. "Even after school you can continue to walk around a track, ride a bike or walk with family."

Next week, the 10 in 10 challenge is taking their scale and message to the Texercise class at the Tyler Senior Center. 

So far, even without all 54 people reporting their weigh-in, folks taking the 10 in 10 challenge have lost close to 100 pounds combined. 

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