Feeling More Alive Than Ever!

Submitted by: Dawn Olson

Jeanette's Success Story

I have always believed that your children know your deepest thoughts. My oldest son knew the depression that I was dealing with because of my obesity. So, at his encouragement, I decided to look into weight loss surgery. He wanted his mom to be here and healthier for the family that he and his wife were planning to start.
In September of 2011 I attended a seminar with Dr. Clark. I decided to have the gastric sleeve procedure. I weighed 300 lbs. Dr. Clark advised me to lose as much weight as possible before surgery. The procedure was scheduled for Dec. 12th. On the morning of surgery, I weight 275 lbs. Recover from surgery was a breeze. Every month I attended counseling with Dawn and the regular follow up with Dr. Clark. Each month a new chapter was added to my Weight Management University™ book. Before I knew it, my year was completed!
Today, I am happy to say that I have more than achieved my goal. I weigh 150 lbs. I never thought I would see that day. I went from a size 3X to a size 12 - a medium! I have gained confidence in ME and am no longer depressed.
Last Mother's Day, I took a motorcycle ride for the 1st time in 35 years. This summer I rode on every single roller coaster at Busch Gardens. I also took my first airplane trip.
Of all my goals achieved, the one thing I look forward to most of all now is the arrival of my first grandchild. I am overwhelmed with joy because finally I feel ALIVE, and looking forward to living the new me.
Thanks Dr. Clark and all his caring staff!

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Jeanette Before

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Jeanette After