I can't believe how my life is changing! I'm taking classes at Cayuga Community College... working a part-time job... and doing radio spots and videos with my long-time radio personality hero, Ted Long! As if that's not enough, I've lost 85 pounds since my weight loss surgery at Crouse last fall!
All this started by attending a free informational seminar early in 2012. My grandmother, Kathy, invited me to go with her. And now I'm really glad she asked me — and that I actually tagged along! Watching her lose the weight really got me motivated for my procedure this past October. Seriously — just five months ago!
Losing the weight is allowing me to get moving for the first time in a long time. Earlier this week, after a day of classes and work, I actually went to the gym to work out with a friend at 10 p.m. I can't even believe it myself! Soon I'll be starting Zumba classes, which are a lot of fun.
If you have medical conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea, or high blood pressure, you owe it to yourself to get the facts about weight loss surgery at Crouse Hospital. Ted is down 140 pounds and off all his medications and treatments for those conditions. Each day, I felt defeated, like I'd never be a normal weight, so why try? Now see how far I've come!
It's not just about the numbers on the scale...yet I can't wait for the day when I look down and see that I've lost 100 pounds! It's really about how I feel. Ted's favorite line is, "Lose the weight...and start living!" And that's what I'm starting to do... living a much healthier, happier life.
My Mentor: Ted Long from 93Q
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Weight Loss Surgery at Crouse
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