In 2010, Stephanie weighed 230 pounds. It was the heaviest she’d ever been. She tried to lose weight on her own, but one year later she was still over 200 pounds. She was depressed, embarrassed and ready for a change.

Dec. 2, 2011 was the first day of her new life.

Stephanie made the decision to have gastric sleeve surgery–and it was the best decision of her life.

She visited the gastric sleeve experts at BeLiteWeight, had the procedure, recovered and started seeing immediate results. A month after her surgery she was down to 177 pounds and happily snapping selfies of herself in the mirror. Three months after her gastric sleeve surgery, the inches were melting off of her thighs, waist and abdomen, and her photos showed a confident, happy woman standing in a workout tank-top and running shorts. She weighed 163 pounds and was ready to take on the world.

In March of 2012 she completed her first marathon. Stephanie’s decision to have gastric sleeve surgery, combined with her hard work, commitment and willingness to change her diet and exercise habits has paid off.

In March 2013, she put on a green and white striped dress and stood proudly before a photographer to show off a proud smile and a 145-pound body that just three years early had seemed impossible.

Stephanie’s is just one of the many success stories that the doctors at BeLiteWeight love to tell. If you’re ready to share your success story, contact BeLiteWeight today.