In September 2015, Pearl Drolet stepped on the scale and didn’t like what she saw.

“I said, ‘239 pounds for a five-foot-three person is just outrageous,’” says Pearl. “Something’s got to be done.”

The 65-year-old, from Kingston N.S., tried starting her weight loss journey on her own, but things weren’t working out.

That’s when she discovered Weight Watchers.

“I started going there on Tuesdays and I’ve been going ever since,” she says.

Pearl Drolet


Two years and nearly 100 pounds later, Pearl isn’t looking back. She now walks about five kilometres a day with her husband Colin, who’s been by her side every step of the way on her weight loss journey.

“It wasn’t a fast makeover. It’s been over the last year or longer that we’ve worked with the exercise, the walking and everything else together,” says Colin.

Pearl Drolet

Pearl is a member of the choir at the Kingston United Church, where she volunteers at community and charity events. Her friend Wendy Robertson believes the makeover will allow her to finally receive the recognition she deserves.

“She’s done so well with her weight loss, she just does so much for the community, she’s involved in the church all the time,” says Wendy.

Pearl Drolet

Colin feels it will be nice for Pearl to finally be put first for a change.

“She’s just put so much effort into getting herself back to being healthy,” says Colin. “It’s nice to see her get the recognition.”

Pearl Drolet

Pearl hopes the makeover will change her life in more ways than one.

“I’ve never been a terribly stylish person. I thought a makeover might be just the thing for me after losing all that weight.”