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Katie’s Journey – My Goals After Weight Loss Surgery

I was embarrassed to myself where I had let myself go. I had let myself gain this weight in an unhealthy way and I knew to be a better mom, to be a better wife, to be a better friend, I needed to get healthy and I need to set a good example for my children. I met my husband in 2006 in Georgia and we actually moved to Florida, got married in 2009. We have three beautiful children that keep us very busy and we embrace the Florida life. We love the beach. The beach is our place. We love going out and exploring new things. The animals here, bush gardens, all of those kind of fun things. My kids love to go on bike rides and I look forward to getting back on that bicycle. That’s another thing, right? Your kids enjoying doing bike. Come on, mom. Let’s go ride bikes and mommy can’t. They don’t understand that, right? And so, just really looking forward to being able to do that. Them and make newmmemories. Each patient has their own set of goals and it really depends on their life situation and and other illnesses for example. So often times I will have a discussion with patients about where our target weight loss would be and what are our goals outside of just a target weight. Um because your weight loss is a number but there are some other goals outside of that like getting rid of other illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, or sleep apnea or getting down to a way that you can be more active and do more active things like ride your bikes or do things with your kids and live a very active lifestyle which is what Katie’s goal was and I think that’s really easily attainable with somebody like her. Clearly remember our time together and our consultation ‘cuz her biggest concern was that she really wanted to be able to enjoy her kids and wanted to enjoy going on rides at the with them. She wanted to be able to go on bike rides and do things like something as simple as roller coasters that often people take for granted. And so I found her story very compelling because you know I I really find it gratifying when somebody has a goal like that and that we can help them reach that goal.