From having triplets to losing 160 pounds, Minnesotans share moments of thanks

Mary Johnston (Star Tribune photo)

[Star Tribune, November 25, 2015] Thanksgiving used to be the biggest eating day of the year. “An unbuckle-your-belt kind of a day,” said Mary Johnston, 57, of Brooklyn Park. That changed in 2009, when Johnston had weight loss surgery at Unity Hospital in Fridley. She lost 20 dress sizes and 160 pounds, more than half of her body weight. For the entire story, go to

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