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(WMC-TV) – If you've been following along, you know there are some folks who didn't or couldn't make the ShapeUp ShowDown audition. They instead decided to try to keep up with our challengers from the comfort of their own homes or gyms.

Meet the woman who appears to be the lone at-home challenger left standing.

"This is Katie Banks and I want to be a at-home contestant for the ShapeUp ShowDown. Here today is my current weight…"

Her weight then was 227 pounds!

She sent in a video in late October after deciding to follow along from her own home with our 10 gym ShapeUP ShowDown contestants.

The mother of four sons and grandmother of three, says she's struggled with weight for several years.

Banks said, "I've tried all kind of diets and everything."

We recently caught up with Katie when she decided to take a spin class with the ShapeUp Crew.

Katie believes she has the right attitude about weight loss after having an epiphany or what Oprah calls an "aha" moment.

She says, "It's a mind thing. I had to make up in my mind this is what I really want to do."

And Katie's new way of thinking is apparently working. She's lost at least six pounds on her own and has plans to lose even more in a healthy way.

"I just buckled down and started exercising and changing my eating habits and now I'm on to a healthy lifestyle," Katie said.

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