NC couple in their 70s loses 400 lbs together after divine inspiration

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Becky and Donnie Hensley lost almost 400 pounds together. (Photo: WSOC)

WEAVERVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina couple in their 70s has lost almost 400 pounds together after they said they received divine inspiration to get healthy.

Becky and Donnie Hensley live in Weaverville and their home has a lot of their old pictures, showing how much they weighed seven years ago.

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Becky said the inspiration to get healthy came to her while saying her prayers.

Becky Hensley

“I was praying, and the lord spoke to me, and said, ‘Go find Donnie, and ask him to go to Weight Watchers with you,'” Becky said.

Through the buddy system, they dieted and went to the gym together.

The Hensleys said they’re happier now that they’re able to do simple things like tying their shoes and walking.