Breanna Bond weighed 186 pounds by the time she was nine years old.
She had a hard time breathing and moving around. Other fifth-graders called her “fatty” and “fat head” — the torture was relentless.
Even as a baby, Breanna was overweight, reaching 100 pounds by the time she got to kindergarten. Breanna’s mother, Heidi, had her tested for everything from thyroid to diabetes, but no medical issues were causing the weight gain. Instead of letting their child continue down a dangerous and potentially lethal path, Heidi and her husband decided to take matters into their own hands.
Heidi designed an exercise routine, not just for Breanna, but for the entire family. They began to walk the four-mile trail near their home with a zero-tolerance policy.
In less than a year, Breanna lost 66 pounds. She continues to eat healthy and exercise, and she can finally keep up with her energetic friends. Wait until you see her amazing transformation! She reminds me of the woman who lost nearly 300 pounds by making healthy lifestyle changes. Incredible!
Heidi is a proud mom. She says, “[Breanna] is an inspiration to the world and all children who are having weight issues across America, that you can do it with a pair of tennis shoes and motivation.”
The Bonds offered three tips for other parents who are looking to keep their children healthy: start as soon as possible, exercise, and enforce healthy eating habits. “Don’t be afraid to do the tough love. It’s worth it in the long run. It’s their life that’s at stake.”
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