Amber Griffin

Amber GriffinAmber Griffin of Tupelo has lost 68 pounds since having weight loss surgery in March 2018 at NMMC. When she looks back at old pictures, she doesn’t even recognize herself. “I feel like a completely different person. I feel comfortable in my body for the first time in my life,” Amber says. “It’s about so much more than just losing weight. This tool has changed my life in ways I never expected, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.” 

Carrying 204 pounds was too much stress on Amber’s petite frame. “I’m a nurse, and my feet and legs were so sore and swollen by the end of every day that it was hard to sleep at night,” she says. Now Amber eats better and exercises regularly at the NMMC Wellness Center. “As nurses, we do good things for other people all the time. It feels good to know that I’ve done something good for myself so ultimately I can do more for my patients.” 

Amber says people who think weight loss surgery is the easy way out are wrong. “This tool isn’t magic. It doesn’t magically cut me off from food when my body is full or force me to go to the gym. I struggle to make the best choices for my body every day, and this tool is a constant reminder of a lifestyle I don’t want to return to,” she says. “It’s more of a behavioral change. I eat better and I exercise now because I want a healthier body.”

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