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Anthony Windsor - May 2023

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Whatever It Takes to Change

Anthony Windsor was inspired to improve his health by his love for family.

Anthony worked with the MOVE! team at the Dayton VA Medical Center in Dayton, OH, to develop the small, manageable habits that led to great change in his overall health and weight.


Finding His Motivation

Anthony shares that his struggle to maintain a healthy weight began when he was involved in an industrial accident that resulted in significant injuries and years of recovery. No longer able to maintain an active lifestyle, he began to gain weight, and in time developed other health conditions such as asthma and high blood pressure. Anthony tried to manage his weight using popular diets but failed to find lasting success through food restriction or fasting. Eventually, Anthony’s high blood pressure required him to be hospitalized. He explains that seeing how this episode affected his grandson and wife helped him realize the severity of the situation. "My doctor explained to me that if I did not make changes in my health, I would not be around much longer," he recalls.

The MOVE! Program can change your life for the better.  In my case, it saved my life.
Anthony Windsor
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A New Effort

Anthony had previously attempted to manage his weight with the MOVE! Weight Management Program for Veterans, but this time he was determined to see it through and achieve success. For Anthony, MOVE!’s lessons regarding mindful eating, tracking his intake, and how to prepare healthier meals all helped him lose weight and keep it off. In addition to adjusting his eating and drinking habits, Anthony also learned how to better manage his physical activity to help lose weight. Anthony explains that together, these small changes have "allowed me to be more confident and feel better about my future."

The Joy of Better Health

Since starting MOVE!, Anthony has lost 27 pounds, but more than just the number on the scale, he now feels better overall. His blood pressure and asthma are under control, and he continues to practice healthy eating and physical activity habits. Anthony thanks his family, friends, MOVE! Coordinator D. Elaine Dyar, and his entire MOVE! team for their support throughout his time with MOVE! With their help, he shares, "I have improved my health and spirit."

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