165-pound weight loss transformed her life

August 20, 2018

GOSHEN, Ind. – Amber Stroud didn’t have a serious health condition like diabetes yet. But her numbers kept nudging higher. If she didn’t do something, she knew her health would deteriorate. She also wanted more energy to keep up with her family, including two teenagers.

“I know I missed out on things before, particularly with my kids,” she said. “But sometimes you have to go through things in life to learn.”

Stroud’s family physician recommended she consider a weight loss program at Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction. After attending an introductory seminar, she decided to pursue bariatric surgery.

Setbacks didn’t stop her success
Sugary treats and junk food tempted her. Her attention deficit disorder ruled over attempts to control her everyday habits. The weight loss team at Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction helped her understand the life-changing process was more than diet, exercise and behavior modifications. She worked with a counselor at the center to address her emotional issues with food. Her doctor helped her realize she needed get serious about her goals. Otherwise, the weight could come back.

Stroud changed her family’s eating habits. Exercise became a daily routine. She even trained for 5K races. A year after surgery, Stroud had lost 165 pounds!

Total transformation – mind, body and soul
Today, Stroud sees a deeper change inside. She is happier, more outgoing and engaged with her family and the world around her. Stroud naturally does a “self-check” to make sure she’s on the right path. She thinks about what she’s going to eat. And she stays active.

Stroud also wants to be a positive influence for others who struggle with their weight. Whether it’s with friends, family or colleagues at work, she offers support and a listening ear. It’s one more way Stroud lives well.

For more information on Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction’s physician-directed weight loss programs and bariatric surgery, call (877) 566-4660.


Amber Stroud has transformed mentally, physically and emotionally during her life-changing weight loss journey. She has lost more than 165 pounds after gastric bypass surgery at Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction. More important, she is happier and healthier than ever before.