"I haven’t been this size since before I graduated from High School 25 years ago" - Tara

Tara's Testimonial

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Tara's Testimonial

What was difficult, painful, or frustrating about your life before weight loss?

Before surgery – my weight held me back from playing with my grandbabies, I was too tired to participate in family activities.  I didn’t want to do anything other than go to work and then come home and sleep.  I was beyond frustrated with how I felt all day hurting in my joints and body.

Why did you choose Centra Weight Loss Services for your bariatric care?

I heard Dr. Alley talk at our BMH General Staff Meeting and knew this was something I would like to explore.  I then signed up for his seminar with the help of my NP.  I liked that he was very personable. Helped me realize I wasn’t in this alone, I had a great support system behind me every step of the way.

What is something you’re most excited about or most proud of after losing weight?

I am such a different person now.  I like that I am able to play with my girls, stay up late and watch movies without falling asleep.  I am excited that I can now shop in the “regular sized people” stores and not wearing plus sized clothes.  I haven’t been this size since before I graduated from High School 25 years ago.

Can you describe your comfort with the quality of care and the people caring for you, before, during, and after your surgery?

I really liked how the team was there to answer any questions I had at all points in my journey.  It’s nice to have a caring team, it felt like family.

What is one thing you would share with someone who is thinking about weight loss surgery? 

You need to be mentally ready for what your body is going to go through.  You need to keep remembering that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  You also have to accept yourself for who you are and have understanding for your faults.  In that I mean, you may fall, you just get back up and keep on trying.  We are all in this together.

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