Staying active has been a plus for Balajthy, who said he's always been a boredom eater. "I would watch TV with a bag of chips and finish it off."
There are no chips at home anymore. Besides counting calories, the pair started cooking more. Their dinners usually consist of skinless chicken breasts or fish with a veggie side such as broccoli or green beans and a salad.
"We even use yogurt dressing and don't have a lot of carbohydrates for dinner," Mickey said. "Jon's mother used to serve dinner rolls, but we don't eat bread and butter anymore because there are a million little things you can do to keep the weight off."
They enjoy eating out though and occasionally treat themselves to Thai, a favorite for Balajthy.
In the end, the couple said there were no hidden secrets to losing weight. "If you just go outside and do little things, like exercise and eating healthy, it works," Mickey said.
But they said the key was working out together.
"Working out with Caroline has kept me on track. I wasn't driven to lose weight and didn't think I could," Balajthy said.
Now they are happy with their weight, Mickey said she is looking forward to trying on wedding dresses and starting their life together as a married couple.