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Jen's Story

I have been a very overweight person all of my life. Our family is from the south and they like their southern-style cooking…so well-balanced and healthy meals were not often on our menu. I was active as a child and enjoyed playing sports, but my weight held me back from my abilities, as well as the confidence to put myself out there. By high school, I was around 300 pounds. I don’t think I ever changed because I grew accustomed to it and that is how I defined myself. I had a lot of friends and besides the weight, I was very happy. I just don’t think I realized at the time how much happier I could have been.

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Patty's Story

As a child we had to eat everything on our plate, and the food wasn't always the healthiest; at that time no one had any idea how to eat healthier things. We did "play"; a lot and that gave us a lot of activity, but no structured exercise, except what we got in school. I was teased a lot by kids at school for being fat and ugly--it was a really tough childhood (they should see me now).

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Rich's Story


Sergio's Story

My heaviest was 360 pounds in 2004. I went on the South Beach Diet at that time and lost well over 85 pounds, but the weight did not remain off, although I never reached the 360 pound mark. I led a sedentary lifestyle sitting around and snacking out of boredom. I did not enjoy exercise since I felt out of place at gyms (fat man working out?), so I avoided working out.

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Rich's Story

Traci's Story

My struggle with weight loss was what I was known for. This struggle consumed me, my life, and my happiness for too long and I couldn’t take it any longer. It was time to make a change and take control of my life. Growing up in an active household meant that most of my meals were on the go and it didn’t leave a lot of nights with a well-balanced meal around the table. Unfortunately when this active lifestyle ended, the poor eating habits didn’t and it eventually caught up to me.

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Rich's Story


 

Eliza's Story

I FINALLY got sick and tired of being "sick and tired.” I had a three year-old son and I was winded walking up the stairs. I knew I needed to make a change in my life. I decided to go to my first bariatric information session at LG Health in early 2011. I signed up for the session, but then got scared and decided not to go. The following month, I was determined to go and I went. I was very impressed and decided to sign up for a consultation that night. I decided to have the adjustable gastric band surgery.

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Rich's Story

 

Linda's Story

I was born with severe hip dysplasia, and was told I’d never walk normally without assistive crutches...12 years of physical therapy and many pairs of orthopedic boots later, I was able to walk normally, but still had many leg problems. My whole life seemed to be ‘inactive’ – even as a young teen one of my favorite hobbies was watching old movies from the 30’s and 40’s – and I always was “the chubby kid”.

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Rich's Story

 

Rich's Story

I was always the big kid in school

As a kid, I played sports year-round (football, soccer, basketball, baseball, etc.) and through college. After college I was still involved with sports, but slowly began putting on more weight. I have progressively gotten bigger over the last 20 years.

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Rich's Story

 

Lori's Story

I've been overweight all my life. I can remember trying many different diets throughout the years: Weight Watchers®, physician-monitored diets and a variety of others that would work for a short time and then it would all come back. In my mid-twenties, I was diagnosed with Graves disease and from there I'd teeter back and forth between hyper- and hypothyroidism, making losing weight even harder and causing me to lose my motivation quickly.

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Lori's Story


Karen's Story

Growing up, I ate very well. I was never 'thin' but I was not obese. I was active in high school in marching band, but constantly obsessed about my weight. I would go through phases where I would starve myself, do only Slim Fast, then eat only bad things on Fridays.

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