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200-Pound Weight Loss Story: Misty Morgan

Dec 22 2017

Learn how surgical weight loss has helped this mom get back to living the life she loves

Misty Morgan was overweight as a child. She always considered herself to be a “normal overweight,” until she started getting bigger and bigger. Suddenly, Misty was so overweight, she could no longer do the activities she loved.

Although she tried losing weight on her own, Misty always ended up gaining it back. Because she wanted to be the best parent she could be for her growing children, Misty turned to surgical weight loss at Mercy Health.

“I felt at this point that this was way bigger than me, that I could not do this alone,” Misty said. “And that’s when I scheduled the seminar and I came here for help.”

After meeting with a dietician, doctor and psychologist, Misty had a diet and fitness plan in-hand. Misty followed that plan for the next six months, until she was able to have surgery.

“The staff here at Mercy Health is amazing,” Misty said. “If I have a question, I can email them, I can call them, I can stop in at any time…honestly, I have never had a staff that is willing to help that much.”

And the results? Even better.

Misty has lost more than 200 pounds since her gastric bypass surgery, and she’s lost count of the inches shed. Just as important as what she’s lost, Misty has gained what feels like a whole new life. She’s back to work, often gets together with friends, and has been able to do activities such as ride rollercoasters and in airplanes.

“Best of all, I am part of a huge support group with other weight loss surgery patients who have been through the same thing,” Misty said. “My life is 100 percent different. I have never been this happy.”

Mercy Health offers surgical and non-surgical weight loss options that are more than a resolution — they’re a solution! Ready to take the next step in your weight-loss journey? Visit to find out if medical weight loss is right for you.

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Angela powell

Im 5:4 pre diabetic depression 215 and my doctor wants me to be 145 pounds my weight is greatly in my stomach and around my neck. I have sleep apnea and using a machine nightly. I have chronic insomnia. I just had a partial thyroid ectopiomy I have brain fog and extremely high aniexty. Please help. I’m not 300-600 pounds but I’m asking for help for a new way of life. I have care source insurance
February 02nd, 2018 | 7:35pm

Mercy Health

Hey Angela, thanks for reaching out. If you're interested in learning more about weight loss solutions, we'd love for you to get in touch here:
February 08th, 2018 | 1:03pm

Brenda Faller

I had gastric bypass 4-5 years ago and have almost gained it all back. I have paramount advantage as insurance. Is there any type of revision? My friends tell me there is.
April 12th, 2018 | 4:26pm

Tina Louise Davis

Hi, I'm Tina Davis 320 pounds my goal is to get down to 170 pounds. I have high blood pressure, are diabetics,Vitiamin Defencant Vitamin D, B12, Calcium. Magnesium,Potassium. In the last 5 year of stress and from the lost of my Son I went for 270 to 320. It is very hard for me to get up and down stair with out getting short winded. I have tried to loss weight lost 20 pounds and gain it back. Help please. My weight is in my mid section.
April 15th, 2018 | 12:47am

Mercy Health

Hi Tina, thanks for reaching out! If you fill out this form, someone from our bariatrics team will reach out to discuss how we can help you reach your goals: Let us know if there's anything else we can do to help!
April 16th, 2018 | 10:14am

Mercy Health

Hi Brenda, thank you for reaching out! Our team is happy to help. Please fill out this form and someone from our bariatrics team will be able to assist: Let us know if you have any other questions!
April 16th, 2018 | 10:21am

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