Patient Stories

A great part of weight loss treatment is sharing your success with others to help inspire them to achieve their own personal victories. We thank the patients below for expressing how Houston Methodist’s Weight Management Center team members guided them through their challenges and triumphs on the road to better health. View the videos to learn about their journeys of remarkable weight loss.

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Penni Kappmeyer got scared about her weight and the diseases associated with it. She shares her story about her weight loss journey at the Houston Weight Management Center. The discipline and support of the weight management program helped Penni lose 63 pounds. Her life is now structured to continue to lose weight and to continue participation in a weight maintenance program. “It’s not a fad diet. It’s a whole life change,” states Penni.

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Juliette Williams shares the story of her weight loss journey at Houston Methodist’s Weight Management Center.

Overweight most of her life, Juliette’s health problems prompted her to take action. She attended nutrition and group support classes prior to surgery. “Having people who can relate to what you’re going through is always a good thing… it helps build you up… and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done for my health,” Juliette shares, along with her gratitude to the Houston Methodist Weight Management Center.

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Frances had no life and no energy because of her weight. Her motivation to change her life brought her to the Houston Methodist Weight Management Center, which provided nutrition classes along with psychological counseling and physical therapy, after which she underwent bariatric surgery. Committed to her own success, she understands this was key to making the change to a healthier life.Frances Topfer describes her weight loss journey at the Houston Methodist Weight Management Center.

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Charles started his remarkable journey with bariatric surgery and eventually lost 300 pounds. He worked diligently with his weight management team and was determined to keep the weight off; he now enjoys an active lifestyle. Charles Scott describes his experience with the Houston Methodist Weight Management Center.

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Anna battled with her weight for years. She hid from the public and did not participate in life. Anna established a long-term strategy to lose the initial weight with surgery and to keep it off with daily maintenance. Anna is now down from a size 24 to a size 4. Anna Rudder and Dr. Vadim Sherman share Anna’s experience at the Houston Methodist Weight Management Center.

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Patient Marty Thompson shares his weight-loss story at Houston Methodist’s Weight Management Center. He lost 215 pounds in less than a year without surgery

Shenese Davis shares her weight loss success story
Shenese Davis shares her weight-loss story at Houston Methodist’s Weight Management Center. The center helped Davis lose 110 pounds after she had tried for years to lose weight on her own.