St. Mark’s Hospital Weight Loss: Jennifer’s Story

St. Mark's Hospital Weight Loss: Jennifer's Story
Jennifer, age 45, came to St. Mark’s Weight Loss & Wellness with a goal of losing weight. Jennifer is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighed 314 pounds at the beginning of her journey. She has since lost 80 pounds!

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Jennifer had struggled with her weight for most of her life. She always felt like she was at war with her body and food. In her words, “If you’re not losing weight, you feel like a failure – even though the battle has been won in other areas of your life.”

Jennifer said that her “aha moment” was when she realized that she could still be successful while trying to lose weight. Inspired by a friend who had chosen bariatric surgery, Jennifer started researching options on the St. Mark’s website and attending free informational sessions about bariatric surgery offered by the hospital. Her research led her to choose gastric sleeve surgery.