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Heidi Porter
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 2:19pm

Heidi Porter has tried dozens of diets since her preteen years, losing “a lot of weight” — but always gaining it back.

By the time she was in her 30s, she was more than 100 pounds overweight.

“I had gotten to the point that I thought weight-loss surgery was the only answer,” said...

Bob Hays weight loss
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 11:09am

Bob Hays remembers the moment he realized he had to do something about his weight.

“I broke the 300-pound barrier,” he says. “I couldn’t tie my shoes without holding my breath. I missed out on taking my grandson hunting because I didn’t feel up to it. I felt so bad I almost didn’t care...

Laurel King
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 11:15am

Laurel King wasn’t what most people consider overweight. But, at 5-foot-8 and 180 pounds on her small frame, her BMI was “in the red zone.” She knew that losing 30 to 40 pounds would make her look and feel better.

When her daughter revealed the details of her approaching wedding, Laurel...

Becky Egbert weight loss
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 5:08pm

When Becky Egbert took a health assessment through her employee wellness program, she was startled by the results. 

Her blood cholesterol was 285 — levels above 240 indicate a major risk for health problems such as heart disease. Her blood glucose and weight were also high. She was...

Greg and Jennifer Begay
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:56pm

Undergoing bariatric surgery was a difficult choice for Greg and Jennifer Begay. But they each knew they needed to make some important changes to live longer and happier lives.

With the help of Ascension Via Christi Weight Management...

Pam and Mark Ziser
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 2:40pm

Mark and Pam Ziser have found strength in numbers during their experience with Ascension Via Christi Weight Management.

At their Wichita home, the number is two. Motivated by a doctor to take action after Mark received unsatisfactory...

Friday, January 1, 2016 - 2:26pm

For Ben Anderson, losing weight was about getting out of his comfort zone.

“At first, it’s not comfortable to count calories,” he says. “It’s also not comfortable to be grossly obese.”

After losing 150 pounds through Ascension Via...


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