weight loss

Angelika's Story 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 [...]
By uclahealth • October 22, 2016
Denise's Story Total Lost: 148 pounds* I didn’t think it would affect my family as much as it has, in the positive. To see my children as proud of me as they are has been well worth everything. Throughout her life, Denise had wrestled with her weight. [...]
By uclahealth • October 21, 2016
Derrick's Story Total Lost: 72 pounds (weight loss in 3 months)*      Growing up we were told to finish our plates, and with an Italian mother who loves cooking, we ate a lot of carbohydrates and fatty meals. Before I knew it, I was 25 years old, [...]
By uclahealth • October 20, 2016
Cari's Story Total Lost: 95 pounds* I couldn't fully enjoy my daughter due to my weight. I couldn't teach her the outdoor activities I used to love. I felt like I wasn't a good mom to her because I couldn't be active, I couldn't do things, I couldn't run [...]
By uclahealth • October 19, 2016
Janet's Story Total Lost: 86 pounds* My bariatric surgery was the best thing I have ever done for myself. My health is vibrant, my energy more than doubled. I feel great, and I'm having a great life. Janet knew that her life was at risk if she didn't [...]
By uclahealth • October 17, 2016
Michelle's Story Total Lost: 210 pounds* I act, walk and talk differently. I am finally feeling the way I was meant to feel. I have participated in 5k, 10k, half marathons and did the whole 26.2 LA marathon. I am able to walk, dance, work and etc without needing [...]
By uclahealth • October 15, 2016
Judy's Story Total Lost: 63 pounds. . . and going* I was contemplating this surgery for 10 years. I had asked my primary doctor for help losing weight and nothing was working. When I asked him for a referral to bariatric surgery at [...]
By uclahealth • October 15, 2016
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, [...]
By uclahealth • October 14, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • October 12, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • October 12, 2016