Member Story Monday - Tandy

25 July 2016

Tandy's story in her own words ...

I have been overweight my entire life and have battled with myself for literally decades. I have also been a member of the YMCA off and on since 1998.

In September of 2014, I made a commitment to exercise regularly and change my diet so that I could have weight loss surgery. In December of 2014 I went through with the surgery and have lost 106 pounds.

The YMCA staff and the friends I have met over the past two years have been my biggest cheerleaders. The instructors have encouraged me and challenged me to bring me to a state of health I never dreamed I could be living. I work out three to five days every week for one to two hours. I owe my ongoing success to the dedicated and motivational YMCA staff and surgical team at Sentara Weight Loss Center. It is a daily struggle to stay on track, make healthy choices and choose to exercise daily. But I have found my happy place at the Suffolk YMCA!