Together with our patients, our joint efforts have produced some of the most inspiring weight loss stories in Georgia.
Supporting our patients through the hardest but brightest moments of their lives, we can see their health improve, witness their physical transformation and experience the emotional and social changes in their lives. Below is a glimpse of what was then and what is NOW. We’re trying to help our patients break the hold that morbid obesity has had on their lives. Check out the pictures where the hula hoops signify a change from the former vicious cycle of declining health from morbid obesity and a new circle of friends and activities that are possible with significant weight loss and improved health!
While our patients have achieved so much, many others are still out there, blaming themselves and feeling worse day after day. Empower these people and enlighten their minds. Inspire them with your story and make them take the first step to a new beginning!
“I started gaining weight when I was 12 years old. My parents were going through a very nasty divorce and food was my best friend. I turned to it anytime I had a problem. I was always very active in High School yet I was overweight. I hid my sorrow by being the Most Humorous of my senior class.”
“Since my surgery my proudest moment has been when I met my weight goal. My greatest achievement has been to get my health back and to get off all my medications! I can now bend over and tie my shoes without getting out of breath for the first time in 14 years.”
“I have a higher self-esteem. I recently enrolled in college which is something that I have wanted to do of for a long time! My greatest achievement has been losing 88 pounds! It seems just like yesterday that I had surgery. I still have a goal to lose 50 more pounds.”
“Since reaching my weight loss goal, my proudest moment has been having my son say how proud he was of me.”
My greatest achievement has been to lose weight and inches so that I could comfortably fly to Seattle, Washington and not have to ask for a seat belt extension.
Since my surgery my proudest moment has been hitting my 100 pound weight loss mark. I haven’t been at this weight for 30 years!
“My proudest moment has been to be able to buy pretty clothes, no longer take medication and to wear a size 10! I love to be able to play with my grandchildren again. My greatest achievement has been to change my lifestyle of eating. I feel good about myself and see the real person within! I can now exercise which I could not do before. I love putting on a swimsuit.”
Today is a great day! But I can’t think of really having a bad day since getting my band. I haven’t always been overweight. I think it started about the time I turned 8 and I was considered a chubby child not a really heavy over weight child and that continued into high school.
Since my surgery, my proudest moment has been that my son looks at me with pride and loves being seen with me. He is always encouraging me. My greatest achievement has been being able to walk 10 miles a day 5 days a week without pain.
Since my surgery my proudest feeling is that I have consistent weight loss and I feel great! My biggest achievement has been my re-found energy and vitality.