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Tara Himes - Healthier Life, Healthier Me

August 18, 2020

A Bariatric Success Story

Last summer, I saw my highest weight ever: 302 pounds. I couldn’t believe I let myself get to that point. I was disappointed and disgusted for not taking care of myself. 

I work as a nurse, and I constantly tell patients how to take care of themselves, but I couldn’t model the behavior myself. Instead, I developed many poor habits that just became part of my routine. I was working night shift and consuming soda, coffee, and fast food out of convenience. After being tired, sick, and miserable all the time, I knew I had to make a change. 

I met with Dr. Marc Neff for the first time in August 2019. From then on, he and his team helped me change my life for the better. That December, I had gastric sleeve surgery. I couldn’t have given myself a better Christmas present! 

Now, at 8-months post-op, I have officially lost 100 pounds. But it’s not just about the number. I am much more active and healthier, to the point where even my 8-year-old daughter wants to work out and eat healthier with me.

I can’t thank Dr. Neff and his amazing team enough for giving me a second chance to get my life on track.