“I’ve lost 110lbs and kept it off for 2 years!!

From early childhood I had always been heavy. As a young adult I had already tried dieting, lifestyle change, healthy eating etc., and was not able to keep the weight off. At 18 I started looking into bariatric surgery and found Healthy Steps. I had a great consultation with Dr. Robert Woodbury and we discussed what procedure would be best. I wanted a permanent surgery so the lap band was ruled out and we didn’t feel the gastric bypass was the best option either. So I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy in March 2010 at the age of 19. My biggest goal going into the surgery was to go through my 20’s and 30’s healthy and not have weight get in the way of everything I want to do.

One of my greatest achievements since surgery is that I’ve completed a 10k and a few 5ks. Running was never an option for me before, but now it is a huge part of my life. I also have been inspired to change my major to Kinesiology with hopes to be a personal trainer specializing in body transformation. I truly value Healthy Steps and Dr. Woodbury and would do this over again in a heartbeat!”