Transformation Story: Laura

Transformation Story: Laura

Jul 17, 2018

About a year ago I made the decision to change my life. I had been morbidly obese for a good portion of my adult life — with the exception of the occasional yo-yo dieting that never worked for me and subsequently always caused me to put on even more weight.

After being absolutely blessed with a pregnancy that I prayed so long for and then having so many issues during my pregnancy, I knew that I had to make a change. It would take me another couple of years before I would really wrap my head around what I needed to do in order to save myself from a possible early grave.

When I made the choice to have weight loss surgery (I chose gastric sleeve), it wasn’t a light and easy decision. I thought about it, prayed about and researched it until I knew that was the best thing for me. On February 14, 2018 my whole world changed — for the better.

The surgery was a great tool for me but it is not the reason I have lost weight. I’ve had to make a conscious effort every single day to make healthy food choices. And most importantly, I have become physically active. Something I was definitely NOT before. When I joined the gym, I’ll be honest in saying that I wasn’t 100% on board with the whole fitness thing and it took me a while to really get into my groove but since I’ve discovered some fun classes, I have really began enjoying working out.

I have come a long way and I still have a long way to go. But I’m stronger today than I was yesterday! And I’ll be stronger tomorrow than I am today.

*​ Results will vary.