Obesity has as much to do with heredity as it does personal habits. As an obese family, my sister, dad and I were well on our way to becoming diabetic and having heart and joint issues prior to surgery.
It was clear that as a family we would have to make serious changes to our lifestyle if we wanted our lives to change. In 2007, Rich (my dad), entered into the program at the Weight Management Clinic and had great success after having Bypass surgery. Seeing my dad's success, I decided to go to the Weight Management Clinic, but only as a clinical weight loss patient. It wasn't until 4 months into the program that I decided that surgery was the choice for me.
In 2010 my eldest sister, Janelle, had Bypass surgery as well. The surgery was life changing. Some people call surgery a drastic measure but all we know is the drastic change in the way we look and feel.
Rich and Janelle walked out of the hospital completely cured of their pre-diabetic tendencies. To date, Rich has lost 180 lbs, Janelle 130 lbs, and I have lost 110 lbs since surgery. That's a total of 420 lbs! We still struggle at times with old habits, but with the support of each other and the support we receive from the staff at the Weight Management Clinic, we have changed our lives and couldn't be happier!