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Duvone wins battle of the bulge

TT – Three years after embarking on a journey to lose weight and lead a healthy lifestyle, Duvone Stewart said he has overcome his battle with the bulge.

“It (weight) is not fighting me,” he declared in a recent Sunday Newsday interview.

“It is a discipline, a mind frame. It is about acceptance, knowing that you want this to be done and this is what has to be done. The transition has been very, very successful.”

The arranger for reigning Panorama champion steelbands bp Renegades and Pan Elders, Stewart, 42, who once tipped the scales at 430 pounds, said his extreme weight loss has changed his life in ways he never imagined.

“I am living a piece of Duvone that was never really seen by me and by many people.”

Stewart, who has gone from a waist 56 jeans to a size 34, now wears average-sized T shirts and no longer requires extended seatbelts when travelling overseas.

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