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Paisley Super Gran sheds eight stone after losing beloved husband and having a heart attack in the street

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A Paisley grandmother who became a near recluse after a terrifying heart attack has turned her life around thanks to an eight stone weight loss.Ann Barrowman’s near-death experience in 2016 left her fearful of going out alone.The 71 year old collapsed while out shopping, only to be saved by a passer-by who did CPR before the ambulance arrived.The devastating ordeal came just one year after she lost her husband Alex, with the two events leaving Ann “scared of life”. Don't miss the latest headlines from around Renfrewshire.

Sign up to our newsletters here. Over the next five years she became increasingly isolated with her poor mobility worsened alongside her weight gain.But things drastically changed for the former land lady last year when she met Martin Bryan, a consultant for the 1:1 diet by the Cambridge Weight Plan.In just 18 months Ann has lost eight stone, dropping from 18 stone to 10 stone.More importantly, she has a thirst for life and a hectic social life.Ann told the Express: “The years 2015 and 2016 were life changing for me, some of the hardest I’ve had to deal with.“Sadly, I lost my wonderful husband who passed away in September 2015 and two became one.“Shortly after in 2016 my health took a turn for the worse and while out shopping I collapsed and suffered a major heart attack.“I underwent a double heart bypass and was medically dead for over one hour as they repaired the damage.“Recovering from two major life events in such a short space of time was extremely difficult.

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