Today’s healthy transformer is Dawn Wood-Brooks, a 50-year old mother and wife from Ohio. Wood-Brooks was told by her doctors that she would need a heart transplant just five years ago, but through Transformation Nation and Weight Watchers, she has shed the pounds necessary to get a healthy heart and live a healthy life.
Weight lost: 25 lbs
Inches lost: 5 inches
Her turning point: “I quit smoking in February of 2010 and gained more than 40 pounds….and just kept packing on the pounds. I couldn’t stand myself. I couldn’t breathe, so I started walking. My cholesterol has always been bad, and I knew that a big belly wasn’t helping either. It also wasn’t helping my history of cardiomyopathy and stroke.”
How she stayed on track: “Weight Watchers is the key to my success. It’s allowed me to drop the weight. I’ve learned to cook healthier and make smarter choices. I know this has to be my new lifestyle or else I’ll be right back where I was.”
Her health check-up: “[My doctors told me] five years ago that I would need a heart transplant. Now, my heart is considered within normal limits and my cholesterol and blood pressure are also down.”
Her goals: “What life I have left, I would like to be healthy…I just keep moving my weight down five percent at a time, and I’ll know when I get to my goal.
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