Cheryl Ann Borne, writing as My Bariatric Life, is an obesity health activist and Paleo recipe developer. She grew from a fit teen to a morbidly obese processed food junkie and couch potato on ~10 prescription medications for diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. Since 2003 she’s maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remains free from 9 of the prescriptions. “I know that I would not be here today if it were not for the surgery.” Obesity is the most pressing health concern facing society.
In 2013, Cheryl underwent total body contouring with Dr. Joseph F. Capella and facial plastic surgery with Dr. Catherine Winslow to remove the last traces of her obesity. Today, Cheryl is a size 2 down from a size 24W and living larger than ever! “I am on a path to living life fully now, making up for lost time and a life half lived. I am breaking through all of my barriers, the fears that have held me back in the past, from being exactly who I want to be and doing what it is I want to do.”
Living Larger than Ever!
Cheryl’s passion is transforming healthcare. She imagines a world where obesity and it’s related diseases are no longer a problem! To that end, Cheryl inspires patients with outstanding resources and by sharing her long-term success in defeating obesity and its related illnesses. “To those embarking upon their transformations, I wish that you find the joy and love of your bodies that I have found. It’s not simple to change ingrained behaviors, but healthy habits do become habitual overtime. So to an extent, it does get easier with each step you take. It starts today. Are you ready to take that first step, and the next? If you are, just whisper “yes” to yourself. It is time to acknowledge it out-loud and make it real. And to those whom have completed their journeys, please be sure to share your triumphs and your tribulations so as to pave the way for those who will follow in your footsteps.”
Cheryl Ann Borne also has a long and successful career as a digital health strategist and change agent within the life sciences field. Cheryl holds degrees in communications and graphic design and resides in Indianapolis IN and is a native Jersey girl.
Meet Cheryl Ann Borne
Read Cheryl Ann Borne’s inspirational weight loss patient story in her interview by BariatricPal founder Alex Brecher, “Weight Loss Hero Behind My Bariatric Life: Meet Cheryl Ann Borne.”