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Via Christi Weight Management
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 2:24pm

About a year ago, I had enough.

My weight has been up and down over the years. I'm 5 feet, 2 inches tall and I weighed about 200 pounds at the beginning of 2015. My clothes were getting tighter, and I always wore stretchy or relaxed-fit slacks. I had little energy and had constant...

Bonnie Gleason Via Christi Weight Management
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 11:01am

For Bonnie Gleason, carrying extra weight had long been the source of discontent. 

“When I don’t like what I see in the mirror, it’s like a heavy cloud that hangs over my head,” she says. “It really affects me.”

Now 55 pounds lighter, she’s got no reason to hide from her...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 7:30pm

It was something an orthopedic surgeon said to Joe Pajor during a consultation for his injured knee that stayed with him. 

“In almost passing he happens to mention, ‘You know every time we go from a seated to a standing position, we put seven times our body-weight load on our knee joints...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 2:56pm

Everyone has a different reason for wanting to lose weight. Mary Lewis, 60, says she wanted to be able to paint her toenails without having to hold her breath.

“Sitting down, I’d have to bring my knees to my chest to reach them," she says. "And holding my breath was the only way I could...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 2:58pm

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but for Marvin and Connie Angleton, it was also the quickest route to successful weight loss.

Inspired by a Via Christi Life magazine cover story on Molly Sapp, who lost — ...

Weight loss
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:00am

Food is Curtis Isley's life.

As a professional chef at Wichita's Hyatt Hotel, he loves cooking it. As a friend, he loves sharing it with others. As a person, he's carried the weight it caused through some unhealthy habits.

By early 2012, Curtis — who had initially learned to cook...

Weight management patient Dana Rose
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:34pm

Dana Rose, a 50-year-old mother of three and a die-hard Oklahoma Sooners football fan, has more to cheer about these days as she and her husband, Dennis, head for the games.

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

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