Patient Stories - Weight Management

Patients and families share their stories about the outstanding care they received at CentraCare Weight Management.

Gavin and Crescence Valentine

"We both learned a lot about not just eating what tastes good but what you should eat. And we’ve adopted a mentality of being mindful. We think about how hungry we should be when we eat and how full we should be when we are done."

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Jerrod Johnson

“I feel great right now. This program really works – you learn how to eat right and see results.”
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Sue Moore

“In order to stay on the path, you have to change and NEVER, EVER give up! If you give up, you’re giving up on yourself!”
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Robin El-Ibrahim

“It [January 21, 2014] was the day that changed my life. With the support of the staff, I got the tools I needed to help me focus and everything began to fall into place.”
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Steve Laraway

"The bottom line is that you have to make good choices when it comes to your health. I want to be around for a lot longer. There is never a perfect time to start anything so why not start now?”
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Tammy Habiger

“There’s no question this took a lot of blood, sweat and tears – it’s a lot of work and you have to be committed. It’s all worth it – so many people have encouraged me not to limit myself. I am enjoying living life to the fullest.”
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Ronda Latterell

"Trust and believe in yourself. You’re the only one who can make the commitment to get healthy and be your best self."
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Tim Lyon

"I really like the support and education I receive through the CentraCare program. They don’t just cut you loose after you’ve lost the weight."
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Chris Johnson and Barb Simon-Johnson

“The best thing about this program is the support we receive from providers and other team members.”
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Claudia and Calvin Muntifering

"They don't just put a Band-Aid on the issue, but change the way you think."
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Todd Driver

“Losing weight has been the best thing — I only wish I would have done it sooner.”
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Robert Wolfington

"Thanks to the weight loss, I no longer take any diabetes medications.”
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Brenda Fuchs

"You feel so much better about yourself."
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John Horn

"It's an ideal program to go through; the support is there."
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Gavin and Crescence Valentine Patient Stories Patient Story
"We both learned a lot about not just eating what tastes good but what you should eat. And we’ve adopted a mentality of being mindful. We think about how hungry we should be when we eat and how full we should be when we are done."
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