Connie Cox avoided bariatric surgery for years. The registered dietitian knew how to lose weight — she had done it time and again, dropping more than 75 pounds before gaining it all back.
“The difficulty was in maintaining that loss,” she says. “I’d pretty much given up because it was just so heart-breaking.”
Cox realized she couldn’t do it with diet and exercise alone. She was 5-foot-3 and 293 pounds, and she saw her weight as a professional embarrassment. She decided to undergo a gastric bypass procedure.