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Wednesday June 28th , 2006 - Page updated at 12:00 a.m.
 
Obesity in the extreme

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Leo and Jessica's story
Weighing more than 700 pounds combined, Leo and Jessica decide to undergo gastric-bypass surgery to improve their health.
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Photo of Leo and Jessica Loos
 Part I:
Through fatter and thinner

Part II:
Journey marked by success — and pain

Part III:
One year later, 352 pounds lighter

Part IV:
Getting comfortable with the skin they're in

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