Transformation Stories

Transformation Story: Kyleigh

Apr 11, 2018

I’ve been overweight most of my life. I grew up in a household where dinner was how love was shown and was sometimes made into a game. “How much can you eat? I bet you can’t finish another plate and eat dessert.” I ate when I was bored, when I was happy and when I was sad.

I carried these bad habits into adulthood and my relationship with food began to catch up with me. I would look into the mirror and I knew I was big but there was a disassociation too as if the person looking back wasn’t me at all.

I didn’t know how much I weighed because I didn’t own a scale and if I’m honest, I didn’t want to know. But when I went for a routine checkup, I was confronted with the truth: I had reached 279 pounds and it was time to do something about it.

I began my weight loss journey in the fall of 2016 with the Nicholson Clinic. I had tried countless times to diet and restrict my portion sizes, but had never kept up with it long enough to see results. I knew I needed help. I went in to the clinic with feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. But by the time I left that day, I knew that they were going to help me change my life.

The months I spent with the dietitian and the staff helped me to prepare. I learned good eating habits and the importance of awareness as to how, why and when you eat. When my surgery date rolled around in March 2017 I had already lost 30 pounds. The staff continued to work with me after the surgery and advised me whenever I had questions.

And now, at 178 pounds, having lost 100 already, I have a new lease on life. I’m happy, healthy, and strong. It can’t be stressed enough how appreciative I am to the clinic’s staff and my surgeon. They gave me the tools I needed to change and be successful. If you’re on the fence I have this advice: choose the Nicholson Clinic. It’s the best thing I ever did.