We are frequently inspired by success stories here at Sharecare.com and this past 9 months is no exception. More than a million people took Dr. Oz’s Transformation Nation: Million Dollar You Challenge, losing an estimated 3 million pounds and transforming their health in a thousand different ways—from turning back the clock to stopping bad habits in their tracks.
Every participant deserves a celebratory pat on the back, but our 10 finalists are especially inspiring. You’ll have to wait until Dr. Oz reveals the winner on May 23, but until then I’m going to celebrate a finalist each day. These finalists will appear in no particular order and I have no idea who the winner is (they’re all winners to me). What they share is the determination to stick with the Transformation Nation 7 steps and really impressive results.
Take Jen McElroy, for example. For years the 36 year old says she’d been on a roller coaster of diets. A family history of weight problems plagued her and she wasn’t able to lose weight and keep it off. At her lowest point, she weighed 382 pounds and was battling Crohn’s disease.
“My self esteem was lower than low. I never felt good about myself. I never was confident in anything I did,” McElroy says. Until she joined Dr. Oz’s Transformation Nation: “For the first time in my life, things started to click,” she says. “The seven steps really made sense and I joined Weight Watchers. And the weight kept dropping dramatically. And what’s even more incredible is the Crohn’s disease is in remission.”
McElroy started to walk—and then to run. Along the way she lost 46.4 pounds and helped her husband lose 50 pounds, too.
“I’m a healthier person now,” she says, ”and I can live a healthier life—forever.”
This is what Transformation Nation and Sharecare are all about: Inspiring people to be the best they can be and giving them the action plans and support to get there.
For more inspirational stories, visit the Transformation Nation finalists’ page.
Tune in to Dr. Oz on May 23rd to find out who won Transformation Nation: Million Dollar You!
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