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Bariatric Surgery: Patty's Journey

Patty's Journey to Lose 100 Pounds after Weight-Loss Surgery

September 22, 2012

Half Marathoner!

Patty Fredericks Half Marathon

Losing 100 pounds for Patty was a big accomplishment. But she isn’t stopping there. She completed the Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon in Denver and can finally check Marathoner off her list! She’s currently training for a triathlon and can’t believe how far she’s come since her surgery! Patty you’re a true inspiration to us all!

August 8, 2012

Patty F, August 8, 2012 | 100 lbs. Lost

100 lbs. lost!

Congratulations to Patty who has now lost 108 lbs! She is also down 12 dress sizes and is running over 10 miles a day. What an accomplishment!!! "I have so much energy for life. There is nothing I can't do!" says Patty. She is currently training to run her first half marathon in October.

"After my surgery, I set certain goals for myself and I seem to just be checking them all off the list! I've never been happier," she explains.

We are so proud of you Patty!!!

May 28, 2012

Patty F, May 28, 2012

Mission Accomplished!!!

After all the training and discipline, Patty has accomplished one of her life-long dreams; running the Bolder Boulder race! She ran alongside her son and says it was one of the coolest things she’s ever done in her life. "The crowd was just incredible at the end. It was the greatest feeling in the world to cross that finish-line," says Patty. She is also well on her way to losing over 100 pounds and couldn’t be more thankful to all the people who have supported her along this journey. "I just want to say thank you to Swedish Medical Center and Dr. Tillquist for helping me achieve this goal. My whole life has changed!"

May 25, 2012

Patty F, May 1, 2012

Wow, Patty is down over 10 dress sizes!!! She’s only days away from running the Bolder Boulder race and is so excited. She says she can't believe how much weight she has lost and says the process has been so easy for her. "I really recommend the robotic lap-band surgery. It's been unbelievable to see the weight just come off," says Patty. Recently Patty rode on the back of a Harley motorcycle and says it was the most amazing experience!

May 1, 2012

Patty F, May 25, 2012

Congratulations Patty! She ran her first race since her robotic lap-band surgery and is well on her way to losing over 100 pounds.

She is continuing to train for the Bolder Boulder race this Memorial Day and is excited because her son will be running with her!

April 5, 2012

Patty F., April 5, 2012, 51 lbs lost

It's been three months since Patty's successful surgery and she's not only lost 51 pounds but is now running 13 miles at a time! She is currently training for the Bolder Boulder in May and will be running the race with her son. One of the biggest hurdles she's overcome is not depending on food to comfort her during tough times. Instead, she maps out a trail and hits the pavement running!

Way to go Patty!