Alice's Weight Loss Surgery Success Story
Lost 160 Pounds
I have battled weight for most of my life. Even as a child I had a very hard time keeping it under control. After I had my children it became nearly impossible to take off weight, but very easy to put it on. I owned nearly every piece of exercise equipment sold on television and tried all the high-profile diets and still nothing worked.
In 2007, at age 57, I topped out at 355 pounds. I had Type II diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol and needed to have two total knee replacements. I was told that I couldn’t have the knee replacements done unless I lost at least 100 pounds. That did it! I had gastric bypass surgery June 2008. I went from a size 34 jeans to a size 16 – yeah me! Sometimes I still cannot believe that it is me looking back in the mirror.
Update: I am three and a half years out from surgery and have had both of my knees replaced. I have lost 160 pounds and feel great. I now enjoy an active lifestyle, one I never had before. I love to go for walks and ride my bike - I just move so much more. I absolutely love my new life!!!
Even though it is a major lifestyle change I would suggest this to anyone who has been fighting a weight loss battle. I am very grateful to Dr. Chae, Kelly Elliot, our nutritionist, the monthly support group and the Sky Ridge staff for all their support and the exceptional care.