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From overweight and in-pain mom to thin, energetic and happy dancing queen

Fed up with feeling sluggish and older than her 54 years, Lodi’s Melinda Wilson turned to Zumba Fitness dance classes and healthy eating to help her shed 140 pounds in just 16 months

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Melinda Wilson, left, dances to upbeat music during a Zumba class on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Wilson has lost 140 pounds since she started taking Zumba dance classes and eating healthy.

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Melinda Wilson didn’t always dance in the front row of Troupe Cabana’s Zumba Fitness. She didn’t always fit into a size 6. And she hasn’t always been able to keep up with her 4-year-old granddaughter on the playground, where she can now spring herself from a swing.

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Melinda Wilson, left, dances to upbeat music during a Zumba class on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Wilson has lost 140 pounds since she started taking Zumba dance classes and eating healthy.