After college, Michael’s weight was at an all-time high and he knew something needed to be done. As a former athlete, he was used to being active and knew he was losing his quality of life.
Michael has a few close friends and family that had bariatric surgery, so he decided to make an appointment with MBI. “From the first appointment, I knew this was the solution for me,” said Michael. He underwent bariatric surgery in February 2020. Michael learned that bariatric surgery is a tool, and this was start of his journey. He had support from his family and the MBI team to guide him through each step.
Now, he can do everything he wanted to do before; run, jog, outdoor activities and keep up with the kids. “Thanks to MBI, I have my life back and it’s the best thing I could have ever imagined,” said Michael
Wendy felt like she had tried everything; diets, programs, exercise and nothing seeming to work. She was 320 pounds and didn’t have the energy to participate in outings with her children and family.
Wendy’s doctor suggested she make an appointment with MBI and she had bariatric surgery in July 2019. Bariatric surgery was a huge lifestyle change for Wendy. “I learned how to cook healthy food and to eat the correct portions,” said Wendy. The MBI dieticians helped her to customize a plan that included food she liked and fit within her lifestyle.
Now, Wendy is 182 pounds and is off all her medications, has less anxiety and is sleeping better. “I wake up in the morning feeling like I have energy to tackle the day now,” said Wendy. She looks forward to going to sporting events, on road trips and spending more time with her family.