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Easy new year's weight-loss inspiration before the CHS Tweet Up

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by Stacy Jacobson
sjacobson@abcnews4.com

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) -- Terry Davis has lost 65 pounds over the last two years walking on her local Summerville trail.

"I was going to turn 50 years old and my father passed away at age 57. I thought, 'Seven years, I'd like to live longer than that,'" Davis said.

Her father had his first heart attack at age 37, she said.

So, she started exercising more. She didn't have any specific goals. Davis only wanted to get healthy, she said. Then, her husband had to go out of town for work for an extended period.

"That gave me the ability to eat on my schedule, not on our schedule. It gave me the ability to eat what I wanted to eat instead of what I felt I had to fix for dinner," she said.

Davis's weight isn't her only concern. She is also unemployed and actively looking for a job, she said. She said walking clears her head.

"It puts all the thoughts out there instead of internalizing them. It gives me the energy to sometimes go back and look online again and see if there's another job out there I could apply for. It's just very freeing," Davis said.

She said it's freeing in more ways than one.

"I'm doing what I can do economically right now. I'm not doing anything that costs any money," she said.

But, for those looking to keep New Year's resolutions, Davis said the important thing was to get moving, no matter where you are.

"Just get out there and do something. Do what makes you feel comfortable," she said.

If you want to find out more about getting in shape this year, you can join us at our ABC News 4 tweet up at 5:30 p.m. at Talison Row on Daniel Island. There will be a free boot camp class and health and fitness advice provided.

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