Chris's Story

Lost 130 pounds and still losing

For as long as I can remember I have always been the “big guy.” I was always involved in some sort of sports, whether it be baseball, football or wrestling. I always stayed active but never really could lose any weight. After I stopped playing sports completely, the weight really started to pile on.

I got caught up in the cycle of “I will start my diet next week” or next month. The only problem was a month turned into a couple of months, which turned into years.

Only being in my 30s and weighing 360 lbs was really starting to take a toll on my body. I would wake up and feel like I never went to sleep the night before. My back and knees were constantly in pain, and my blood pressure was starting to worry my family doctor. Beyond that, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease ran in both sides of my family.

It wasn’t until the fall of 2015, after not being able to play with my daughter because I was so tired and worn out, (not to mention another baby on the way), that I decided to take control of my weight problem and attended one of the free seminars. With the help of Dr. Ringley and his staff, I decided that a sleeve gastrectomy was the best option for me. On April 7th, 2016, I had my surgery and with the tools and knowledge Dr. Ringley and his staff have given me, I haven’t looked back. I have lost 130lbs and continue to lose! I have never been happier!