Total weight loss of 139 lbs in 20 months
- Starting weight 300 lbs
- Current weight 161 lbs
After many years of dieting and suffering about weight, my osteo-arthritis was so bad that I had to depend on an electric mobility scooter to get around town. I did not have the energy to work full time. I was convinced that like my parents, I would die at a young age because I was morbidly obese. I felt isolated and depressed. I was desperate to see my grandchildren grow up. For years I had rejected even considering what seemed like too drastic a solution to the problem - weight loss surgery. I kept hoping and believing that if I just had enough self discipline and rigor, I could lose the 150 pounds on my own. Thank God I gave up that illusion, and attended a seminar on obesity surgery .With the help of Dr. Afram and his staff, I've lost all that weight and gained a new life. I've signed up to take a walking tour of the English Lake District, and as soon as they are old enough, I shall be able to take my grandchildren hiking in the woods. At almost age 60, I've re- invented myself. I am living my life and loving it again. I am so thankful for this new beginning!