Total weight loss of 203 lbs in 24 months
- Starting weight 428 lbs
- Current weight 214 lbs
- Pre-Operative Health Conditions: Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Dyspnea, Reflux Arthritis Hip
At age 33, weighing in at 428 pounds, I had given up on life. I had reached the point where I was finally tired of being tired, and I wanted to be part of life not just watch it pass me by. After meetin Dr. Afram and his team, I realized that I didn't have to sit on the sidelines any longer, so I took control of my life and my weight. Dr. Afram not only preformed my surgery, because of all the support that he and his team give, they have been a vital part of my transition to the person I am today.
In the last two years I have gone from being a couch-potato to hiking to 11,474 vertical feet on Mt. Borah in Idaho and running in the 2009 Army Ten Miler. I also now have a chance of being able to keep up with my fifteen-month old nephew which is no small feat. Not only am I much more active and have plenty of energy to burn, but I am much more confident in my professional life as well. Life and fun opportunities no longer pass me by as my weight no longer is controlling factor when making decisions in what fashion I wear or where I go and what thinkgs I do. I have conquered my weight and now I get to enjoy the rest of my long healthy life.