Wendee’s New Life

October 17th, 2013


I have always struggled with my weight and been the typical “yo-yo” dieter. Typical as in – lose 10, gain 20. For the last 10 years, it’s been much more than a struggle. I hated my weight, my body, my dress size, myself; I was obese, out of control and unable to fix it.

In the summer of 2012, I decided to look into the options that New Life Weight Loss Center offered. After attending the information seminar, I knew I was ready to start this journey and regain my life. As a devoted mommy of young girls, I wanted to be fit enough to enjoy every minute of their childhood and healthy enough to live to see my grandchildren graduate college.

I chose Gastric Sleeve Surgery, which was performed in November 2012 by Dr. Naresh Ahuja. I felt this option was best for me and I haven’t regretted it for one second. I would do it all again in a heartbeat. Today, at 9 months post-op, I have lost 108 pounds. (Four pounds more than my original goal weight!) I started this journey at 244, wearing size 22, and now I currently weigh 136, wearing size 6. I have lost an incredible amount of weight during this journey, but I’m more proud of what I’ve gained…..my life, my health and the ability to love myself.

My journey hasn’t just been “a surgery”. New Life Weight Loss Center, Dr. Ahuja and his entire team have been right beside me every step of the way. From support group meetings, nutritional advice, meal planning, exercise guidance, educational classes and continual follow-up care, I have not only gained a new life, but a new family. For this I will be forever grateful.

Wendee Gabby, 36 years old, Marion, IL

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