Cynthia lost 95 lbs.* and found her passion for life.
I was overweight all my life. I had pre-diabetes, high blood pressure and suffered from degenerative disc disease. One day, I decided it was time to regain my health. Surgery helped me do things I never thought I could do. I now lead an active lifestyle. I enjoy shopping for clothes. And I no longer need medications to manage my health. Is today your day?
Wayne lost 238 lbs.* and gained a new lease on life.
I was dying. My diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure were out of control. I couldn’t physically do anything, except sit on a couch. One day, I decided to do something. Weight loss surgery helped me lose 238 lbs. Now, I can do things I haven’t done in a long time — like take on new hobbies. I now refer to myself as a “SSC” — sexy senior citizen. Is today your day?
Winchell regained his health and took control of his life.*
I was morbidly obese. I took a lot of prescribed medications to control my diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol. One day, I realized I needed to change. After surgery, I got my health back on track. I walk and jog every morning, and go to the gym most evenings. And I no longer spend hundreds of dollars at the pharmacy every few weeks. Is today your day?
Laura and Tisha are good friends who shared a similar struggle.*
We both suffered from health issues caused by excess weight.
Supporting each other, we made a change. Since having vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery, I, Laura, lost 105 lbs. and I, Tisha, lost 124 lbs., But, what we’ve regained is invaluable: our quality of life. We named our sleeves, Thelma and Louise, because they too are
unstoppable! Is today your day?
Linda lost weight for her physical and mental health.*
For me, gaining weight was easy. For years, I suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia — which made physical activity difficult. But with the weight, came diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol — and inevitably, depression. That’s when I made a change. Since having weight loss surgery, I rid myself of 90 lbs., diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. And now consider myself a ‘happy camper.’
Debby lost 66 lbs. in 8 months
“Before weight loss surgery, I weighed 210 lbs. I was also dealing with other severe health issues. Within eight months of weight loss surgery, I lost 66 lbs. I realize I am on a lifelong journey towards health and wellness. And I intend to stay vigilant in my efforts!”
Gloria Lost 125 lbs. for Her Health and Her Kids*
“I weighed more than 284 lbs. I knew I had to lose weight. Not just for my health, but for my kids. One day, I underwent gastric sleeve surgery. After weight loss surgery, I lost 125 lbs. In addition to improving my health, I’ve regained my confidence, energy level and motivation to live a healthier life. Is today your day?”
Jasmine Lost 140 lbs. with The Bridges Center’s Help*
“I was overweight my whole life. I knew I need to lose weight. But I also knew I couldn’t do it on my own. After weight loss surgery, I lost 140 lbs.! I’m so healthy that both my doctors and I are happy. And I can do things I’ve never been able to do before … like hike, take Zumba classes, dance and jog. Is today your day?”
The Bridges Center Helped Melanie Lose 80 lbs. and Regain her Health*
“I weighed 235 lbs. I underwent gastric sleeve surgery and have lost 80 lbs. I now have the energy to exercise every day. My health has improved so much that I no longer need blood pressure or cholesterol medications. And I’m no longer at risk for type 2 diabetes. I like inspiring others to live healthier lives. Make today your day!”