Pounds Lost: 145lbs.
Lost her weight in: 2004
"I have been overweight my entire life. In high school I was able to get my weight down and maintain. After I married and had children, my weight was like a yo-yo. Each time I lost weight, I would gain it back with an extra 20 or 30 pounds. I had been on just about every weight loss program you can name. For me, the consequences of my weight became very clear one evening as I was helping my daughter move from a second floor apartment. I had been having pain in my knees for sometime. I twisted my knee, and ended up in an orthopedic doctor's office. He told me if I didn't get the weight off quickly, I would be in a wheelchair in five to ten years. I had just watched my mother die from complications of her weight. This is when I went to an orientation for gastric bypass surgery at Solutions For Life.