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City workers celebrate weight loss challenge

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The city of Savannah is cutting waists and saving money.

More than 140 employees formed 34 teams to take part in a 10-week lean challenge - organized by Healthy Savannah. Finance department employee Michelle Strickland lost 100 pounds in the challenge.

"The team spirit has been amazing. A lot of other teams I've seen the spirit there, but the Lean Beans, the team I'm on, we have just been there for each other through a lot of things, life that happens to all of us, we are there for each other," Strickland said.

The challenge wraps up with a celebration Saturday in Forsyth Park. Officials say the program has been tremendously successful in driving down health care costs for the city and its employees.

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