Lori B. is a dedicated mother of two who also is a self-proclaimed work-a-holic nurse who’s worked 18 years in the medical field and has loved every minute of it. For her, dealing with weight issues has been an ongoing ordeal for most of her life. It all began when she was only five years old and was struck by a car. Her mouth was wired shut for six excruciating weeks, which was when the weight gained started. A series of unfortunate events and the high stress of dealing with them caused her weight to yo-yo up and down, finally culminating in another car accident which left her with a back injury that limited her physical abilities, leading her to gain even more weight until she reached her peak of 322 pounds.
MOMENT OF CHANGE
Eventually, it got to a point where Lori was just buying clothes that fit her, instead of purchasing what she liked. What’s worse, she found herself not looking forward to every day as much as she used to. This feeling helped Lori realize that she needed to make a change right away, which lead her to the life-changing choice of getting weight loss surgery for herself.
REWARDS OF A NEW LIFE
After the successful weight loss surgery, Lori’s life is wonderful now. Now, she finds that it is easy to do her job now and is able to walk up a flight of stairs and still be able to breathe upon reaching the top. Also, she enjoys going shopping with her daughter and actually having a choice of clothes to buy instead of just buying what fits. Lori actually looks forward to each and every day now, as she contemplates on how she can impact others lives, not only as a nurse, but as someone who has overcome a lot of difficult times in her own life.
The rewards of self respect, a high sense of self worth, confidence and the wonderful feeling of her being worth it have given Lori much peace of mind regarding her life-changing decision to get weight loss surgery.