My Bariatric Life

Patient Leader

Formerly I was a processed food junkie who grew from fit to fat and developed diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my life-long success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living life larger than ever!


Pleasant Mount, PA

Past Awards Participation

Third Annual Health Activist Awards


Best in Show: Community or Forum Best Kept Secret Health Activist Hero

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards


Best in Show: Blog Health Activist Hero

Sixth Annual WEGO Health Awards


Best in Show: Blog
My Bariatric Life

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