Stacey's Weight Loss Journey

Like many others, I have done pretty much every diet out there. I have lost the same 50 pounds time and time again and am always left feeling frustrated. I decided after weighing in at 233 pounds, with 2 children who need me and being 43 years old, it was time to pursue extra help. I attended one of the bariatric surgery seminars with Dr. Edwards after hearing great things about him and his staff. Everything I had heard ended up being true and then some. 

Is this the easy way out? No, not at all. There is work involved. You must make changes to eliminate sugar and caffeine initially as well as reduce portion sizes. Overall health is important so incorporating an exercise routine is also highly encouraged. The online and in-person support groups, resources, tools, and consistent follow-up kept me motivated. They 100% cared about me, my progress and wanted me to succeed, which impacted my positive experience. It has been incredible and an experience that has changed my life forever. I feel like, for the first time in my life, I am confident that I will achieve my weight loss goals. 

Since surgery on February 27, 2020, I have lost a total of 70 pounds and have 30 more to go before I reach my goal weight of 130 pounds. I have Dr. Edwards and his staff to thank for changing my life! 

Stacey K., Pardee Bariatrics and General Surgery patient

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