Current Weight: 165 pounds
Total Weight Loss: 165 pounds
Growing up, Donna constantly struggled with her weight. When she was just 9 months old, she says she was given the nickname "Fat Donna."
As an adult, Donna says she was a "sneak eater" who binged at night. Then, on September 11, 2001, the terrorist attacks gave Donna a wake-up call. "I couldn't climb stairs and when 9/11 happened, I read where many obese people were stuck in stairwells because they couldn't get down," she says. "I was one of those people. There was just something inside of me that said, 'You need to get moving.'"
At 330 pounds, Donna says she could barely walk, but she began an exercise program with a personal trainer. She also made drastic changes in her diet, eating mostly lean protein, multigrains and vegetables.
Now, Donna trains six days a week and has met her goal weight of 165 pounds. "I just believe in the power of movement," she says.