Our Weight Loss Stories

Angela Roser's Story
I Have My Life Back
In September of 2013, I was at the lowest point in my life. My weight and health were out of control. I was weighing in at a whopping 425 pounds. My family and friends had all expressed concern about me, about my health and about the fact that if I continued the way I was, I was going to die sooner rather than later. I was 33 years old and these were not things I wanted to face at such a young age. Read...
Chris Powell's Story
I've Been Given the Chance to Live a Longer, Fuller Life
I grew up in Texas, and have been overweight my entire life - it's a part of every memory that I have. Even when it's a small part of a bigger memory, it's still there and still brings back those feelings of embarrassment, frustration, or sadness. I remember my mom taking me shopping in the "husky" section of the clothing store. Read...
Kevin Murphy's Story
I've Revamped My Life Thanks to GBMC
My journey to bariatric surgery began early in life in grade school being teased as "pudgy". When I entered high school, I still considered myself overweight but upon graduating I enlisted in the military in 1971. Basic training was a bit challenging physically, but I got through. When I finished my active duty service, I joined the Maryland Air National Guard. Read...
Helen Roby's Story
Bariatric Surgery Saved My Life
On September 25, 2013 I visited my primary care physician for my quarterly checkup. At that time I was 69 years of age, 5'11'' and weighed 335 pounds. I was on daily medications for diabetes in the form of pills and shots and also took medication for gout, high blood pressure, Lupus, CERD, fibromyalgia and depression. I also suffered from sleep apnea. Read...
Stephanie Wingert's Story
A Healthy Family
The next stage of our GBMC journey included weight loss surgery. It was something we began discussing during our infertility journey. I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) at 18, and that is what caused our fertility issues. We were both significantly overweight and had been our entire lives. While researching PCOS and IVF, I came across information about bariatric surgery and mentioned it to my husband. Read...
Nicki Bryant's Story
From Here on Out, It's Me and GBMC!
I made the decision to have bariatric surgery. Where else would I go other than GBMC?! I have met with Dr. Elizabeth Dovec and she is an amazing person all around. I look forward to continuing my journey with her! Read...
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