Total Lost: 95 pounds*
I have been seriously considering bariatric surgery for over 10 years, however kept telling myself that I can do this, I can lose the weight on my own. This mindset allowed me to stay heavy for 10 years too long. I [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I had been overweight since I was 18 years old. It started off as just a few pounds here and there, but by age 30, I was nearly 230 pounds. I had high blood pressure, fertility issues, and could not sleep well.
It didn't help that I [...]
By uclahealth • April 27, 2016
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