Finding the right path
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.”
Amber’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. Her weight loss team 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.
Amber changed her family’s eating habits. Exercise became a daily routine. She even trained for 5K races. A year after surgery, Amber had lost 165 pounds!
Total transformation – mind, body and soul
Today, Amber sees a deeper change inside. She is happier, more outgoing and engaged with her family and the world around her. Amber 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.
Amber 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 Amber lives well.
Surrounded by support
We know it's important for you to understand the causes and the consequences of obesity. That's why we’re not about quick fixes at Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction. We take time to talk about the whole you, including your emotional, mental and physical condition. Then we guide you through each treatment option to help you make the decision that’s right for you. Every step of the way, your weight loss team is ready to support and encourage you to reach your goals.
Ready to change your life?
It takes one step at a time. No matter where you are on your life-changing journey, we’re here to support you. With Goshen Physicians Center for Weight Reduction on your side, you can look forward to a healthier, happier you.