Six days a week, at 5:30 in the morning, youâ€™ll find 75-year-old DeEtte Sauer swimming a total of 120 laps at a Houston aquatic center.
Sauer admits that when she first started swimming, she felt like a fish out of water.
â€œIt was horrible, I quit in the middle of the first lap,â€ she said. â€œAnd I was swimming with my head out of the water so my hair wouldnâ€™t get wet.â€
In her 40s, Sauer was considered obese, tipping the scale at 250 pounds. She was ashamed when she couldnâ€™t fit into a small boat on a family vacation and decided to do something about her health.
Sauer changed her diet and started exercising. It wasnâ€™t easy, but she managed to lose 100 pounds in less than a year.
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