Mark And Adrianne's Story
“Today we are a totally different couple! Together, we have lost
a total of 288 pounds! The “light-bulb” moment for us came
when we do what many parents take for granted and took our children to
Carowinds. Unable to fit in the safety harnesses, we were embarrassed
to find we simply couldn’t ride most of the fun rides with our kids!
We also had to take frequent rest breaks just trying to keep up with our
2 active kids.
As a couple, we realized then that something had to be done and started
researching options. We chose gastric bypass performed by Dr. Johnathan
Hata, of Hickory Surgical Clinic. This summer, to celebrate, we took our
kids to SeaWorld and rode every ride we wanted! It hasn’t been easy.
We both participate in the Weightloss Support Group hosted at Catawba Valley
Medical Center to stay engaged in this journey and share with others who
are committed to the dramatic changes in lifestyle such as the focus on
nutrition, portion control, and exercise. Now it has been one year since
my procedure and 9 months since Mark’s and we both have more confidence
and enjoy energy levels that allow us to keep up with our kids.”