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Patient Spotlight: Carol Ann Taylor

Carol-before-afterWhen Carol Ann Taylor came to the Marina Weight Loss Center one year ago, she was significantly overweight and on medication for Diabetes and Hypertension. She elected to have the gastric sleeve procedure with Dr. Korman. Today at age 61, Carol Ann is only 15 pounds away from reaching her goal weight, she no longer takes medication for Diabetes, and her blood glucose levels are normal!

What has been your biggest success thus far? 

I am no longer taking medication for diabetes and I have a lot more energy.

What has been your biggest challenge?

Currently my biggest challenge has been losing that last 15 pounds.

What is your motivation for continued change? 

I want to improve my health even more. I continue to work on permanently changing my lifestyle to incorporate daily activities and making healthy nutritional decisions.

What is your favorite quick, go-to healthy meal?

Cheese and eggs.

What advice would you give to those considering weight loss surgery?

I strongly suggest that you don’t hesitate and start the process as soon as possible.

What was the craziest diet you tried before your surgery?

The Oprah diet, Optifast.

What was the worst advice you ever received about dieting? 

Dexatrim almost killed me.

What would you tell your former self now if you could?

Eat healthy, exercise daily, and love yourself. Don’t feed your emotions. Learn to deal with them.