Due to Covid-19, we are not scheduling in person seminars. Rather, please watch our online seminar. Nutrition classes will be held via Zoom meeting. Please call Leslie Albers at 901-881-0602 for details about class or any other questions. We ARE currently scheduling patients for visits and surgeries and you can easily start the program by watching our online seminar.

Carey Charlton’s Weight Loss Journey

May 11, 2016

Carey-CharltonAlthough I was extremely overweight, on paper, I looked great.  I didn’t have high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol. I had no health issues at all; I just couldn’t get the weight off no matter how much I worked out and how well I ate. Before I got to 200 pounds, I spent a year with a trainer and took spin classes. I didn’t lose a single pound all year.

Fast forward through a few more years of failed attempts at weight loss through proper diet and exercise, I was finally at my rock bottom. I was looking through some photos and came across some of my sister. Several years back she got the lap band procedure and I realized how great she has done and how she looks now compared to before.

I started researching surgery options and came across Saint Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss. I discussed the three surgery options with my surgeon and my extremely supportive husband. We decided on the gastric bypass procedure because I needed the metabolic change that comes with the GB.

The day I began the liver shrink diet I was 230 pounds. I’m just under 5 feet tall and I had a BMI of 44. At my one year post op appointment, I weighed 145 pounds. I lost 85 pounds in less than a year and I couldn’t be happier. I spent the first 8 months doing 5Ks to give myself something to work towards. Since then, I have slowed down and don’t work out as much due to my work and school schedule. My weight is holding steady at 145 pounds.

I still struggle from time to time with cravings but that is normal.  Being prepared daily and sticking to a schedule has helped me achieve my goals. I would recommend this, or any of the surgery options, to anyone who is struggling with their weight. I would highly recommend Saint Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss as they were nothing but wonderful. From start to finish, I was treated with respect and dignity.

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