Crystal Gilliam Sonnier
I’m 37 years old, 5’6” & it’s been 3 years since surgery. Ive always been athletic but struggled with my weight. After having 3 boys I couldn’t get the weight off. The scale kept going higher & higher. I was ashamed of myself & didn’t want to go in public because of how I looked.
I talked with a friend who had surgery at OCC a couple years prior & was doing great from her sleeve surgery. I did some research & decided to have surgery myself. I scheduled it immediately & even went by myself. I was up to 237 lbs by the time I had surgery. My goal weight was set at 165 & I met that in the first year but continued losing. Finally my body stopped at 150 & I’ve pretty much stayed between 145 & 150 for close to 2 years, that’s a total of 90 lbs lost! I started doing CrossFit this past year, not to keep the weight off but because I wanted to prove that I could do it. I have so much energy now & feel better than ever. I’ve sent 9 other friends & acquaintances, one being my own mom, back to OCC for surgery & everyone thanks me for pushing them. Thank you OCC!!!