At 6 ft 2 inches Dana Mckeen was always a big lady, but when she married the contentment just piled pounds on her. A visit to the doctor in 2006 gave her a reality check and at 294 lbs she simply had to make an inspired choice.

She learned how to eat healthily and actually began to enjoy gentle exercise after years of hating it. Now she knows how to eat the right portions and the right foods.

The internet led her to motivational health articles and now she can face the future having lost half her previous bodyweight.

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