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Kathleen Penny, 42, is the Production Manager for Creative Services at Harpo. She's married and a mother of a three-year-old. Kathleen says that high cholesterol and a desire to set a good example of self-esteem for her daughter pushed her to really get healthy.
"From 4th or 5th grade, I was the heavy one," Kathleen says. "I didn't have a boyfriend, and I didn't have dates. I felt fat. I think it has really had an effect on my self-confidence. I was eating to fill something—fill an emptiness."
Starting Weight: 209 pounds