Adriana White of Plantersville has lost 81 pounds since having weight loss surgery in June 2017 at NMMC. “You must make the choice to take the chance if you want your life to change,” Adriana says. “Everyone has to start somewhere. Don’t let fear control your life.” When she weighed 236 pounds, Adriana suffered from lower back pain and fatigue. Since losing 81 pounds in just over a year thanks to weight loss surgery, she no longer has those issues. “Now I can take the stairs without feeling like I’m short of breath,” Adriana says. She’s making healthier food choices, running and going to the gym several times a week.