Donna Foster Paulsen has had a very long and hard weight loss journey. Her weight has flucutated up and down since she was just nine years old. She tried every diet but just couldn't regulate her eating habits.
It wasn't until she got kicked off a roller coaster for weighing too much that she realized something needed to change. After telling one of her co-workers about the incident they recommended talking to a physician about gastric bypass surgery to see if it was a good option for her.
Before her surgery Donna weighed 290 lbs and had constant aches all over her body. Now she is 174 lbs and her weight is still dropping due to all of her hard work and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.