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Mom who lost 65 pounds says weight-loss drug gave her ‘freedom from food’ so she could focus on these 2 things

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Hattie Cronk’s weight has been a challenge throughout her life. “I was born into a whole heap of genetics and predispositions. I come from a long history of people with chronic diseases,” she tells TODAY.com. “That, and a long history of trying fad diets and feeding into the diet culture, have been the biggest barriers for my health.”

Cronk has struggled with being overweight for most of her life, and after having her second child in 2021 she was 65 pounds overweight. She decided it was time to find support and get off the path toward chronic disease and future health risks that plagued others in her family.

Her weight was emotionally challenging for her as well. “As a female, I was always self-conscious about my weight. I struggled with what my body should look like, being happy with it and being fulfilled by what it could do. I can’t remember a time when I was truly satisfied with the way that I looked, or when I wasn’t comparing my body to others,” she says.

Hattie Cronk struggled with being overweight for most of her life and after having her second child, she was 65 pounds overweight.Courtesy Hattie Cronk

Having children motivated Cronk to improve her health. “I have two girls, five and three. I want to be a strong, confident and determined mom for them. I want to be able to keep up with them and to be around for their future” she says.

Now, she’s lost 65 pounds, she’s no longer at risk for being prediabetic and she has reduced her body mass index (BMI) to the normal range. She’s stronger than ever, both physically and mentally.

“This is the happiest I’ve ever been in my entire life. I wake up, and I’m excited because I have so much more energy. I can pick up my kids and carry them downstairs. My body can do incredible things now,” she says. “My relationship with myself, my husband and…

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