Sherman Woman Wins Second Place on "Biggest Loser"

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SHERMAN - A Central Illinois woman went all the way to the finale of NBC's "The Biggest Loser" on Thursday.  Unfortunately, Sonya Jones did not take home the biggest prize.  She came in a strong second, loosing by just one pound.  Even still, her fans in Sherman cheered her on for simply making it this far.  Dozens watched at a viewing party organized by Sonya's co-workers from Sherman elementary where she teaches P.E.  She started the competition at 283 pounds and is finishing up at 139.  That's a total loss of 144 pounds.  Another interesting fact is that Sonya's lucky number is 44.  It was her jersey number when she played semi-professional softball.  Teachers say they were shocked when they saw she lost a total of 144. 


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