"What a huge gift!"
Surgery Date: November 2007
Surgery: Gastric Bypass
Before Bariatric Surgery
I struggled with weight
issues all of my life. Up and down, up and down seemed to be the way I would live forever. As I got older and
quit smoking I gained and gained. I craved junk food all of the time. I began to isolate myself from the rest
of the world. My asthma and lack of mobility keep me from doing a lot of activities.
Making the Decision
friend of mine had gone through bariatric surgery. I was inspired by her success. As I researched the options,
I happened to be on the phone with a customer and friend of mine and realized that she worked as a nutritionist for Barix.
It was great to discuss the surgery with her ahead of time. I chose the laparscopic gastric bypass and it is the
best decision that I have ever made.
The photo on the left shows my progress
at 12 months post-op!
Making Success Happen
I lost 90 pounds
in the first 5 months. It has been 13 months since my surgery and I have lost a total of 126#. I can't believe
it! I have just 12# to go to reach my personal weight loss goal and I know that I will be there soon!
So many people tell me that they are proud of my progress. All
I do is follow the guidelines to the best of my ability and it has gone perfectly. I had no complications and the weight
just fell off. I melted away...just like the doctors said I would. I have to watch my sugar intake, but other
than that, I live a completely normal life. I do not feel deprived in any way.
I started exercising right away. First by walking at work. Later,
I picked up strength training. What a huge gift to be able to toss out my asthma medication, walk everywhere and never
huff and puff.
How My Life Has Changed
Everything has changed. I no longer crave junk food. I
find it very easy to be me and lose weight at the same time. I feel more attractive (BIG TIME). I no longer feel
isolated. I run around with my teenager. I am free from the prision of morbid obesity.
Thanks to the Barix Clinics, I have probably added 20 quality years to my life and I am