Starting Weight: 237 lbs., Current Weight: 138 lbs., 32 Years Old
I’d been overweight my entire life. I tried every weight loss plan under the sun and nothing worked. I didn’t think I’d qualify for bariatric surgery because I wasn’t that big. Thankfully an endocrinologist encouraged me to learn more about the procedure. One part of this process that really helped motivate me to do the surgery was learning the statistic that only 5 people out of 100 will lose weight on their own and keep it off for five years. I had never been able to do it and I knew I would never be one of those 5 people.
The best part about the surgery is that I’m so much healthier. I had some hormonal issues that were resolved within weeks of the surgery. I had high cholesterol, which was resolved in three months. I had PCOS, high cortisol and I was insulin resistant. I have none of those problems anymore! This is the first time I’ve ever been a healthy weight. It hasn’t been hard to change my habits because I was ready. Another benefit is that I don’t think about my weight all the time, and I have more self-confidence.
Dr. Zerey was amazing. I liked him immediately and I felt like I really got to know him through the support groups I attended. He was there throughout the entire process and I was glad to be in such good hands.