Chris Gould-Hill's Success Story

Chris's Story
Chris Gould-Hill, 40, was slender when she met her husband of 22 years in high school. But issues with a sibling’s health during high school, plus eventual prescriptions to treat her bipolar disorder, prompted a weight gain that didn’t stop until she had gastric bypass surgery at Franciscan Center for Weight Management in May 2012.

At her heaviest, Chris weighed 295 pounds. “I’m a short person. I was just so huge I didn’t care anymore. I wouldn’t be in photographs. I hardly left the house,” she said. “I would ask my husband, ‘How can you love me?’ He would say, ‘I love the person within you.’”

Since surgery, Chris has lost more than 100 pounds. Her husband has lost 25 because of their healthier lifestyle, too. “The weight is off my knees, I can wear a 2X instead of a 5X — and I’m still going!” she said.

Recently, Chris attended her husband’s company picnic for the first time. “People said, ‘Oh, we’ve heard about you, but never seen you!’” she said. “Today I have the confidence to be part of my husband’s life — and also my own.”

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