DIET (The Four Letter Word)

Don’t look at food as a temptation, rather a controlled situation. You must be in control of your food and not allow your food to be in control of you. Don’t look at exercise as a drudgery, rather a fun activity. Find something you like and get active!

I never realized how bad I felt until I had the gastric sleeve surgery

My starting weight was 226 lbs at 5' tall with a BMI of 44. I am three years out weighing 116 lbs with a normal BMI of 22. I recovered very quickly from surgery and never had any complications.

I was 59 and miserable. I had reached the point of giving up on the weight loss struggle.

I was 59 and miserable. I had reached the point of giving up on the weight loss struggle. I'd tried everything over the years, pointlessly. A great friend suggested I check into the gastric sleeve. I did and my life was about to be changed.

I lost a total of 106 lbs over the course of a year. What I gained in its place is priceless.

I had heard about the gastric sleeve surgery through a co-worker and decided to attend a seminar where I spoke at length with the surgeon about my history and concerns. I did a lot of research and soul searching and finally decided to move forward..

Our bariatric story began when my husband and I became interested in a procedure performed at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs

Rob and I went into the program completely open-minded with the goal of not only losing weight but “feeling” better, becoming more active and spending many more positive years together as a couple.

The best of my journey is just beginning!

I lost 93 pounds. My goal of being an active, healthy "Gran T" has been achieved. The best of my journey is just beginning!