Items Tagged ‘loss weight’

I was overjoyed that I could get on the Superman ride without any trouble

October 14, 2016

I was overjoyed that I could get on the Superman ride without any trouble

By uclahealth uclahealth

Merwin’s Story Total Lost: 80 pounds…and counting*        I used to go to amusement parks all the time, but had to stop when my weight made it impossible to close the safety belt on many rides. I had been thinking about bariatric surgery for some time, but was on the fence for years. […]

View full entry

Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, Dr. Yijun Chen, exercise, loss weight, patient story, Sleeve Gastrectomy, weight loss


October 12, 2016

My life is so much better! More energy, more quality time spent with family and friends

By uclahealth uclahealth

C.M.’s Story Total Lost: 75 pounds* I am genetically predisposed to being overweight. My poor eating habits and lack of physical activity only made my situation worse. A knee injury and subsequent back and hip pain made weight loss surgery a real consideration for me. After much research, I was pleased with what I learned […]

View full entry

Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, Dr. Erik Dutson, exercise, gastric sleeve, loss weight, overweight, patient story, poor eating habits, Sleeve Gastrectomy, weight loss


October 12, 2016

Since my surgery, I’ve gone on hikes, I’ve gone to the beach, I’ve gone kayaking, and all that makes me really happy

By uclahealth uclahealth

Virginia’s Story Total Lost: 100 pounds* “There were things I had done when I was younger, like horseback riding, that I couldn’t do because I couldn’t lift myself up into the saddle. Since my surgery, I have done it. I’ve gone on hikes. I’ve gone to the beach. I’ve gone kayaking, and all that makes […]

View full entry

Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, dieting, exercise, gastric bypass, gastric-bypass surgery, loss weight, patient story, physical rehabilitation, sleep apnea, weight loss


October 12, 2016

A lot of things have changed for the better

By uclahealth uclahealth

Chuck’s Story Total Lost: 110 pounds* “I am the president of the California Rural Letter Carriers Association, and that puts me in the public eye. That’s a big step for me — before the surgery, I probably wouldn’t have been able to do something like this because of my self-image. A lot of things have changed […]

View full entry

Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, congestive heart failure, exercise, gastric bypass, loss weight, patient story, physical activity, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, weight loss


October 12, 2016

I am excited to be living again

By uclahealth uclahealth

Michelle’s Story Total Lost: 50 pounds in the first 8 months since surgery* Reaching the point where I was contemplating bariatric surgery was not where I ever thought I would be. Weight loss is supposed to be as simple as ‘calories in versus calories out’. I had taken college level nutrition classes. Worked with nutritionists and […]

View full entry

Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, chronic back pain, degenerative disc disease, exercise, loss weight, nutrition, overeating, patient story, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Sleeve Gastrectomy, weight gain